Three male carbon-based life forms were arrested in the UK today on suspicion that they played a role in the July 2005 bombings. Two of them had been just about to board a plane to, of all places, Pakistan. Now why on earth would they have wanted to go there?
“UK police arrest three over July 2005 bombing,” from Reuters, with thanks to Morgaan Sinclair:
LONDON (Reuters) – British police arrested three men on Thursday in connection with the July 7, 2005, suicide bomb attacks that killed 52 commuters on London’s transport system.
The men were arrested by counter-terrorism police “on suspicion of the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism” in the north of England, a police statement said.
Two were arrested at Manchester airport where they were due to fly to Pakistan. The third was arrested in a house in Leeds, the northern city which was home to three of the suicide bombers.
The suspects were taken to a central London police station to be questioned. Searches were underway at five houses in the Leeds area and two premises in east London, the police said.
No one has yet been charged in connection with the attacks, in which all four bombers died.
The head of London’s anti-terrorist branch said last year police were chasing several leads in Britain and abroad in an attempt to find anyone involved in the planning of the attacks.