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The Terrorists Next Door

A flurry of raids yields the arrests of four suspected London bombers, but more may be planning strikes. Like most Londoners, residents of the Peabody housing estate have become used to seeing cops on the street, reminders that their city is under threat. The war came home last week. “We won’t hurt you!” a group of armed police shouted to men sheltering inside a fourth-floor apartment in a block of red-brick buildings. The officers had staked out the complex for hours, believing that two of the men wanted for the unsuccessful attempt to bomb the city’s transportation system on July 21 were hiding inside. When the suspects failed to give themselves up, witnesses say, the officers stuck a strip of plastic explosive around the edge of the apartment door and blew it off. A bare-chested man emerged, his arms in the air, and was led away. Police fired tear gas into the house, and two more shirtless men appeared on the balcony, vomiting and spitting from the gas. To ensure that the men could not detonate themselves, the police told them to remove their pants, then hauled the suspects away. Full Story

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