tisdag, april 24, 2012

Islamistiskt terrorgäng gripet i England

Ett islamistiskt terrorgäng greps idag i staden Luton.
De misstänks för att ha förberett ett omfattande
terrordåd som hämnd mot de brittiska myndigheterna
för utlämningen av Al Qaedaimamen Abu Qatada.

De fem terroristerna greps i sina hem i Luton.

The men, aged from 21 to 35, were held on suspicion
of plotting to commit terrorist acts after officers from
 Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command raided
five residential addresses.
A spokesman said the men were arrested “on suspicion
of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts
of terrorism”.
The raids are understood to be the culmination of a
long-running investigation into a suspected terrorist
In a statement the Yard said: “The arrests were
part of a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation.
All five were taken to the high-security Paddington
Green police station this morning for questioning.”
The arrests are understood to be connected to a
series of searches in Luton last year. At that time
no arrests were made.
The five men arrested were aged 21, 23, 24, 30
and 35.
The arrests come days after a terrorist group warned
Britain against deporting Qatada. Al-Shabaab, a Somali-
based group linked to al Qaeda, said there would be
“disaster” for the British public if the preacher were
sent back to Jordan.
The UK terror threat stands at substantial, meaning
that an attack is a strong possibility. This is two levels
below the most serious alert when there is intelligence
that an attack is imminent.
Police said enquiries into the Luton case were continuing.