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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

SPARKY: LONDON BOMBING UPDATES: I'll cop to a strong bias against stupid violence...

I have to say the British are handling this better than us Yanks - When the tanks roll - the terrorists have won. Can't intelligent people see that the so-called war on terror is just a ramped up beefier 'war on drugs' that enriches a portion of the “elites” like "Poppy Bush?"

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As Britons reeled from news that last week's attacks on London may well have
been the work of homegrown suicide bombers, police warned that the country
was still under threat from Islamist militants. In this photo, armed police
surround a property in Leeds in northern England in connection with the July 7
London bombings, July 12, 2005. photo © REUTERS/Ian Hodgson

Wikinews: London bombing: Police search houses in Leeds

July 12, 2005

West Yorkshire Police searched six houses in Leeds today in connection with the London bombings. Houses were searched in the Burley, Beeston and Holbeck areas. Further properties were searched in Dewsbury, about eight miles from the city centre. The raids began at 6:30am BST this morning after warrants were issued under the Terrorism Act 2000. Police are still in attendance at one property, and are describing the searches as significant, and "intelligence led".

Access to one house was gained using a robot-deployed controlled explosion. Other houses were entered by armed police.

London Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair said that the operation "is directly connected to the outrages on Thursday". A "significant amount" of explosives was recovered from the Burley property. Following the discovery of the explosive, military bomb disposal experts were sent to the scene. Around 600 people were evacuated from the surrounding area. Temporary food and shelter is being provided by the local council at Kirkstall Leisure Centre, a mile away.

Also: Arrest over London bombing

British police have arrested a person in West Yorkshire in connection with the London bombings. The man will be transferred to London for questioning. Six houses were raided in Leeds and Luton.

The police conducted controlled explosions to gain access to a house in Leeds, and three controlled explosions were made on a car in Luton Station's carpark.

More than 600 people were evacuated near the six houses raided in Leeds and the police has seized either explosives or devices used to make bombs.

Inspector Miles Himsworth said that the raids were conducted by the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist department with help from the Yorkshire Police and the Army Bomb Disposal Unit. He also said that the police were conducting a "careful and meticulous search".

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair has confirmed that the operation "is directly connected to the outrages on Thursday". He added that "London, as well as New York" continue to be "major terrorist targets".


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