Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Brits arrest 8 in anti-terror raids

The report also mentions 3 terrorist attacks British security has prevented since last July's attacks.

Bloomberg - Prime Minister Tony Blair's government is under pressure to crack down on illegal immigration after the Home Office said it had lost track of foreign prisoners following their release. British security services have averted three possible terrorist attacks since July, when suicide bombers killed 52 people in London, a committee in Parliament said in a report this month.

Police searched 19 addresses in raids that began at 3 a.m. local time in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Bolton. Ten people were arrested in total and two were released. None has been identified.

While Iraq and Afghanistan are important fronts in the Global War on Terror, we can forget to stay vigilant at home. Just because we don't hear about thwarted attempts on US soil doesn't mean there haven't been any attempts. And it certainly doesn't mean the terrorists aren't planning to attack US domestic targets.