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Bank of England freezes assets of ‘soldier kidnap’ accused

Britain’s central bank, the Bank of England, on Friday said it has frozen the assets of a suspect accused of plotting to kidnap and kill a British soldier, and those of four others accused of terrorism offences. A statement released by the bank said it had issued a notice under the Terrorism Order 2006 barring “funds, economic resources or financial services” from being made available to the men. The bank named the men as Moroccan-born Hamid Elasmar, 43, Zahoor Iqbal, 29, Mohammed Irfan, 30, Parviz Khan, 36, and 31-year-old Amjad Mahmood. Full Story

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