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14 held in UK anti-terror raids: Report

Officials say the arrests are not linked to earlier arrests of over 20 people in connection with on-air terror plot.

india Updated: Sep 02, 2006 14:28 IST

Fourteen men were arrested in anti-terrorism raids in south and east London, police in the British capital said on Saturday.

"Officers from the Metropolitan Police anti-terrorist branch have arrested 14 men under the Terrorism Act ... in a pre-planned intelligence-led operation," a London police spokesman said.

He said the raids had taken place late on Friday and early on Saturday.

The spokesman said the 14 arrests were not linked to earlier arrests of more than 20 people in connection with an alleged plot by a group of British Muslims to blow up US-bound airliners using liquid explosives.

First Published: Sep 02, 2006 11:11 IST