British police charge four with terror offences

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Four young men from Britain's second city Birmingham were charged Friday with terrorism offences as part of a major counter-terror operation, police said.

Khobaib Hussain, Ishaaq Hussain and Shahid Kasam Khan, all 19, and Naweed Mahmood, 24, were charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.

The four had been arrested on Tuesday.

West Midlands Police said they had been charged in connection with Operation Pitsford, a major counter-terror probe that has already seen eight people charged and appear in court.

© 2011 AFP

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