Friday, July 22, 2011

British Terror Suspects Held In Afghanistan

A British man and woman suspected of plotting UK terrorist attacks are still being quizzed a week after they were arrested in Afghanistan.

The couple were reportedly in the war-torn country in an effort to link up with the Taliban or al Qaeda to learn bomb-making skills.

Limited details of their arrest emerged on Thursday with authorities only confirming two British nationals had been detained.

The pair are thought to be in their late 20s and are known to Britain's security intelligence agency MI5.

They are reportedly of Afghan origin and are understood to have dual nationality.

They were taken into custody after British troops, joined by members of the Afghan intelligence service, swooped on their room at the International Trade Centre hotel in Herat, near the Iranian border, last week.

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