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Suicide Bombing (Tel Aviv)

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what investigations he is making into the connections and circumstances in the UK in which two British citizens allegedly went to Israel to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv on 29 April; and if he will make a statement [111877](2) if he will investigate the connections of Asif Mohammed Haniff and Omar Khan Shariff with fundamentalist organisations in Britain; and if he will make a statement. [111878]

[holding answer 8 May 2003]: The Metropolitan Police Service Anti-Terrorist Branch is liaising closely with the Israeli authorities and is carrying out vigorous inquiries into all relevant aspects of the case. Six arrests were made on 2 and 3 May under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in connection with these inquiries and three individuals were changed on 8 May with offences under that Act.