Counter-terrorist police arrested three men Thursday in the 2005 suicide attacks on the London transit system, the first major development in the investigation in months. Two of the suspects were detained as they prepared to board a flight to Pakistan.
The third man was arrested in Leeds - the northern city that was home to three of the four bombers. Police also raided five properties in the city - at least one on the same street where one of the bombers lived.
"Anybody who imagined that this had simply been treated as four lone wolves or a lone pack of wolves on July 7, 2005 is very wrong," Lord Carlile, the government's independent reviewer of terror laws, told the British Broadcasting Corp. "There is a lot of work going on."
No one has ever been charged in connection with the bombings, which were the deadliest attack on London since World War II. The four bombers and 52 commuters died in blasts on three subway trains and a double-decker bus, and more than 700 people were injured.
None of the men were identified. The two arrested at Manchester Airport were aged 23 and 30 and the third was 26. Under British law, police will have 28 days to question them before they must be charged or released.
March 24, 2007
British Make Arrests in Terrorist Transit Attacks
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