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4 men arrested in London on suspicion of terrorist plot

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British police say they have arrested four young men in on suspicion of plotting terrorist acts in the

The Metropolitan Police says the men aged 18, 24, 25 and 27 were arrested today at addresses in east under the Act on suspicion of "the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of "

The police force says the arrests are linked to activity in the UK, but has not revealed details of the alleged plot. The force says officers are searching five homes and a business in east as part of the investigation, which is led by counterterrorism police and the domestic intelligence agency, MI5.

British officials have set the threat level from international at "severe," indicating an attack is highly likely.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 21:42 IST