Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Five men arrested over plot to 'blow up government buildings'

By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent Last Updated: 12:19AM BST 22 Oct 2008

Five men have been arrested by counter-terrorism police in connection with an alleged plot to blow up government buildings.
A police officer leaves the home of one of those arrested Photo: PA
The men are being held in connection with an investigation into activities which date back more than a year and are no-longer considered active, the Daily Telegraph has learned.
Their arrests follow an investigation into a man called Parviz Khan from Small Heath, Birmingham, who was jailed for life earlier this year after pleading guilty to plotting to kidnap and execute a British soldier, sources said.
West Midlands Counter-Terrorism Unit said they had conducted a "long and complex investigation" before making the arrests in raids at 6am on Tuesday morning.

The five men, aged between 29 and 36, were detained under the Terrorism Act and police searched their homes along with three other properties.

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