Friday, October 24, 2014

Global Impact: Suspected Terrorists Arrested in London

According to Reuters, a British national was charged on Friday (October 24) with preparing for terrorism acts after being arrested in one of a series of raids in recent weeks, police said.
Tuhin Shahensha, 26, from Portsmouth, southeastern England, intended to travel to Syria and fight in the country's ongoing civil war, London's Westminster Magistrates' Court  witnessed.
COMMENT: Shahensha was arrested by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) last week alongside three others. A 23-year-old male and a 23-year-old woman were still in custody while a woman, 29, from Greenwich in southeastern London was released without charge, SECTU said in a statement.
Britain raised its international threat level to the second-highest classification of "severe" in August and police chiefs say counter-terrorism operations are running at an exceptionally high pace not seen in years.
This report will be updated as new information becomes available.

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