U.K. Still Determining Scope of Foiled Bomb Plot British police are still trying to determine if last week's botched car bomb attempts in London and Glasgow were the work of a small group of people in Britain, or part of an international plan. The investigation is continuing into the weekend, when London marks the second anniversary of the July 7 terrorist attacks.
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U.K. Still Determining Scope of Foiled Bomb Plot

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Britain tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the July 7th terrorist attacks in London. This comes as police are trying to determine if last week's failed car bomb attempts in London and Glasgow were the work of a small group of people in Britain or part of an international plan.

NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

JACKIE NORTHAM: Investigators in Britain are still searching homes and offices of the eight suspects arrested in the case. All were foreigners working for Britain's state health system. At least five of those implicated in the botched attack appear to have some link to a hospital near Glasgow. One of the suspects was arrested in Australia. Police investigating the case there say they raided two hospitals in Western Australia and seized computers and files. Mick Keelty, the Australian Federal Police commissioner, says investigators are trying to gather information about a possible terror network.

Mr. MICK KEELTY (Commissioner, Australian Federal Police): At this stage, nobody has been charged. But it is a very complex and very important investigation in support of the investigation in the U.K.

NORTHAM: The Australian operation focused on a Perth man who had contact with Mohammad Haneef, a doctor of Indian origin who was arrested as he tried to board a plane to leave Australia. Police questioned four other men in connection with the case.

Jackie Northam, NPR News, London.

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