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UK arrests raise army security questions

September 29, 2018
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LONDON: Britain’s Defence Ministry is investigating how suspectedIslamic extremists, allegedly planning an Iraq-style attack tokidnap and behead a Muslim soldier, obtained the names andaddresses of serving troops. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 3 February, 2007)
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Police have been granted more time to question nine men held over an alleged terrorist plot to carry out an Iraqi-style kidnapping and execution of a British Muslim soldier. (CNN — 3 February, 2007)
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British police have arrested nine people who they say were planning an “Iraq-style” abduction inside Britain, a senior security source told CNN. (CNN — 1 February, 2007)
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Eight terror suspects accused of planning a kidnapping were arrested in pre-dawn raids across the city of Birmingham in central England on Wednesday, police said. (MSNBC — 1 February, 2007)
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British police have foiled an alleged plot to kidnap a Muslim community leader and film his execution, a security source said, following the arrest of eight people under anti-terrorism laws. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 1 February, 2007)
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Video footage of execution would have been used to pressure TonyBlair to pull troops out of Iraq. – (The Age — 1 February, 2007)
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Anti-terror police arrest a ninth suspect over an alleged plot to kidnap a member of the armed forces. (BBC News — 1 February, 2007)
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Two potential kidnap targets and their families may be under guardfollowing arrest of nine men for allegedly planning abduction andbeheading of British soldier. – (The Age — 2 February, 2007)
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Residents were unconvinced of the accusations against nine people who were accused of planning to kidnap, torture and behead a British Muslim soldier. (New York Times — 2 February, 2007)
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