British police arrested nine men in raids in south London today in connection with the aborted bomb attacks on the capital on July 21. The arrests, in Tooting in south London, came a day after the seizure in Birmingham of Yassin Hassan Omar, 24, a Somali man suspected of being one of the four men who took part in the attacks. The arrest of Mr. Omar, who was being questioned by police today in central London, was the most important breakthrough so-far in the investigation into the London terror bombing campaign.
Three other men were arrested Wednesday in a second house in Birmingham, about 120 miles, north of London, and were held there.
Later Wednesday, houses were raided in Finchley and Enfield in north London, and police raided a house near Stockwell tube station in south London where they arrested three women under anti-terrorism laws.