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Nine arrested in London terror raids

London : Nine people were arrested in London on suspicion of being members of an outlawed group, a media report said Thursday.

The arrests were made after police raided at least 18 properties in London and one in Stoke-on-Trent, BBC reported, adding that it was part of an ongoing probe into Islamist-related terrorism.

Those arrested included radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary, the former head of the Islamist group al-Muhajiroun in Britain or Islam4UK, that was banned in 2010.

Police have arrested all the suspects under various sections of the country’s anti-terrorism law, an official statement said.

The arrests were carried out by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) who are holding them for questioning at police stations in central London.