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Three held in threat to premier

August 23, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Three terrorism suspects arrested in northern England this month were detained in connection with an Internet threat against Prime Minister Gordon Brown, British news media reported.

The BBC said the three men were being held in connection with a posting signed Al Qaeda in Britain that threatened the life of Brown and his predecessor, Tony Blair.

The statement, posted on a radical website, demanded the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and the release of some Muslim prison inmates.

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