More than likely the ROP is involved. KGS
UPDATE. Henrik saying that they’re Algerian.
September 17, 2010
London, England (CNN) — Investigators in Britain arrested five men on suspicion of terrorism Friday and promptly reviewed security arrangements for Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the island, authorities said.
Some news reports said the arrests involved a potential threat to the pope, who began a visit to Great Britain Thursday, but the Metropolitan Police declined to say whether the case was linked to the pontiff’s visit.
Authorities reviewed policing arrangements for the pope’s trip to London on Friday after they arrested the men and said they are satisfied the current plan remains “appropriate,” and the pope’s itinerary did not change.
The men were arrested at around 5:45 a.m. (12:45 a.m. ET) at a business on suspicion of the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism, police said.
The men are aged 26, 27, 36, 40, and 50, and were taken to a central London police station to be interviewed by detectives.
Searches were being carried out at a business in central London and at residential locations in north and east London, police said. Initial searches have not uncovered any hazardous items, they said.
“Today’s arrests were made after police received information,” police said. “Following initial inquiries by detectives a decision was made to arrest the five men.”