September 2, 2006

Police arrest 14 in UK raids

LONDON (Reuters) - 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
U.S.-bound airliners using liquid explosives.