Brit Police Raid Al-Qaeda Cells

Doctor among arrested as cops hunt for others
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2007 4:22 AM CDT
Members of the forensic team look at the back of the burnt out Cherokee Jeep with the three gas canisters the vehicle carrying stand on the ground at Glasgow International Airport Glasgow Scotland...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – British police raided homes and sealed roads in a nationwide hunt for al-Qaeda terrorists linked to botched car bomb attacks aimed at key London landmarks and the Glasgow Airport, the Guardian reports.  Four men and one woman, including a physician, are  in custody, but detectives continue to search for others, including one suspect in London.

The London bombs were reportedly aimed at iconic targets— the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus and Nelson's column in Trafalgar Square. "The investigation into these events is extremely fast moving," said a Scotland Yard courter-terrorism expert. Detectives have made use of extensive DNA evidence and footage from closed circuit television. (Read more Glasgow Airport stories.)