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British TA bombers may have been trained by Al-Qaida

The two British bombers involved in last week’s suicide bombing in Tel Aviv may have been trained by Al-Qaida or Hezbollah, the UK’s Telegraph reported Sunday. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said there were “serious leads” indicating that British citizens Asif Hanif and Omar Sharif had been trained in camps in Syria by supporters of either Al-Qaida or Hezbollah, the paper reported, adding that Israel and the MI5, Britain’s security service, are cooperating over the information. The Sunday Telegraph also reported that the MI5 knew that the two Britons had links to Islamic extremists but decided they were not potential terrorists. Early Saturday, British anti-terror police announced that they had arrested six people in connection with the suicide bombing at the entrance to the beachfront pub Mike’s Place. Full Story

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