British Police Arrest Nine in Terror Plot

[Reuters] Peter Graff - Police in Birmingham arrested nine people in a major security swoop on Wednesday which a defense source said involved a plot to kidnap and possibly kill a Muslim British soldier. Sky TV quoted sources as saying the intent was to mimic the abductions and beheadings of Westerners carried out by militants in Iraq and post a video of the killing on the Internet. "It certainly seems to confirm Britain is particularly vulnerable to al-Qaeda-style attacks because of the historic links to Pakistan and the Pakistani community here," said Shane Brighton, a terrorism expert at London think-tank Chatham House.

2007-02-01 01:00:00

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