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British cops foil plan to attack mosques

July 06, 2009 10:49 IST

The British police has foiled a plan to attack mosques in different parts of the United Kingdom and arrested 32 Caucasian men in raids in London.

The men in custody had accumulated rocket-launchers, hand grenades and explosives for the attacks, a private TV channel reported.

The channel quoted its sources as saying that the London Police raided 20 different places.

Membership cards of the radical British National Party and hate literature were also seized in the raids.

British parliamentarian Muhammad Sarwar praised the police and other law enforcement agencies for their timely action to prevent attacks on the places of worship.

He told the channel that he would be in touch with the Home Secretary and other officials concerned on the issue, the Daily Times reported.

Sarwar said it was the responsibility of the British government to protect the lives, property and religious places of all the communities living in the country.

Source: ANI