Cops quiz British duo held in Kenya
London - Two Britons who were briefly
detained in Kenya near the border with Somalia have been questioned and
released by anti-terror police after their return home, Scotland Yard said on Friday.
Mohamed Mohamed Abdallah, of Somali descent,
and Iqbal Shahzad, of Pakistani descent, both 18, were detained by Kenyan
authorities on Sunday and then deported to Britain on Wednesday.
On arrival at London's Heathrow airport
British authorities arrested them under terrorism laws and then freed them six
hours later, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
The two young men had disappeared the
previous week from their home town of Cardiff, the Welsh capital, sparking
fears among their families that they wanted to join Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked
A joint statement released by the Muslim
Council of Wales, the Somali Advice and Information Centre and Cardiff's Nur Al
Islam Mosque read: "The two youths from Cardiff are back from Kenya and
now are with their families.
"They are well and pleased to be with
their families and communities. The Muslim community and the wider community
welcomed this good news."