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Home Secretary says al-Qaida member arrested in UK

Home Secretary says al-Qaida member arrested in UK

Britain's top law enforcement official says that an al-Qaida operative was arrested in Britain earlier this year.
Home Secretary Theresa May says that the operative was a member of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and was arrested on suspicion of plotting a terror attack against the U.K.
She gave no further details.
The Home Office did not immediately respond to a request seeking additional information about the arrest. It remains unclear when the alleged al-Qaida operative was arrested or whether he or she is in prison or faces trial.
May's brief reference to the arrest was made Wednesday during a speech on terrorism at the Royal United Services Institute in London.


Updated : 2021-01-26 19:19 GMT+08:00