2 terror suspects arrested in London

2012-06-28 16:22

London - Two Muslim converts have been arrested in London on suspicion of terror offences, a British security official said on Thursday, although it remains unclear whether the men were arrested as part of an alleged plot.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity he was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly, said he didn't know whether the arrests were related to the upcoming Olympic Games.

Security is tight ahead of the London games, which begin on 27 July.

Intelligence officials say there has been an expected increase in chatter among extremist groups but there are still no specific or credible threats. The terror level is labelled substantial, a notch below severe and what it has been for much of the past decade. A substantial threat level indicates that an attack is a strong possibility.

This week European security officials said that they were tracking a Norwegian Muslim convert who had gone to Yemen for training and had since become "operational".

London's Metropolitan Police Service did not immediately return calls seeking comment on the arrests.

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-28 16:47

    The world is already in such a turmoil and then there's these people who can't improve their own peoples dilemma but have time for undermining activity's in what can be so called peaceful and stable societies

      kamrudien - 2012-06-28 16:56

      These people? Gomtor? Its because people stil talk about \these people\ that the world is in turmoil. We are all equal. All people. Once evrybody gets recognised we should have peace and stability.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-06-28 17:02

      Kamrudien, I see you are divorced. That must be from right and reason.

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-28 17:18

      Kamrudien, Dont feel offended as you can see in the article little is said or known who these people are and I especially mentioned these people as it could be anyone from an alien to any homosapien.Fact is they are a danger to all themselves included.

      jenny.webbe - 2012-06-28 17:57

      kamrudien - You are saying that a certain type of person will stoop to terrorism and murder because they're called "these people"? Grow up please - doffing your cap and bowing and scraping will not appease lunatics and madmen, certainly won't bring peace and stability to the world because we all nolw "recognise" them. Pathetic comment!

  • mondli.botha.7 - 2012-06-28 18:08

    Turn on the gas!!

      jameel.patel.39 - 2012-06-28 19:04

      innocent till proven guilty isnt that the law, ask those who are in Guantanamo, locked up with no trial or evidence produced against them.

  • Frank - 2012-06-28 18:21

    Only two!! The last time I was in London I saw hordes of terrorist suspects. In fact, the one coach I was on on the London Underground looked like a Pakistani prison cell. To bomb or anthrax the London Underground would be pointless because more Muslims would be killed than British Imperialist Pigs.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-06-29 08:53

      @ Frank...Underground looked like a Pakistani prison cell. Lol, lol, lol !

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-29 11:14

      Frank your observation ability is commendable but also somewhat foreign I had a problem observing one dog but never got to see a hog?

  • Moent - 2012-06-28 19:37

    Criminals seem to have more rites than innocent civilians these days and that is why crime is so rife around the world! Put those terrorist pieces of SH*T behind bars and throw away the key! there is no room for scumbags on this awesome earth

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