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British police arrest suspect in failed bomb attack

[JURIST] Scotland Yard [official website] announced Tuesday that anti-terrorist officers have arrested a suspect in connection with the failed July 21 London bomb attacks [JURIST report], which occurred just two weeks after the fatal July 7 London bombings [JURIST news archive]. Four other bombing suspects are in custody and ten other people have been charged with withholding information on other suspected July 21 bombers. One of the suspects, Ethiopian-born Hamdi Issac [Wikipedia profile], also known as Hussain Osman, appeared in court Friday after being apprehended and extradited from Italy where he fled after the attack. Charges against Issac [JURIST report] include conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and the possession of explosives. Issac was arrested under a European Union arrest warrant [EU backgrounder], a new device designed to speed the return of suspects to countries where they are wanted. AP has more.

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