Britain arrests two suspects in connection with Texas hostage-taking

British anti-terror police announced the arrest of “two teenagers” suspected of being linked to the hostage-taking operation inside a synagogue in Texas.

  • Britain arrests two suspects in connection with Texas hostage-taking

British anti-terror police announced that they had arrested “two teenagers”, on Sunday evening, in connection with the hostage-taking operation inside a synagogue in Texas.

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: “Two teenagers have been arrested this evening in South Manchester and will remain in custody for questioning.”

This comes as the US authorities announced yesterday an international investigation About the man who detained 4 people in a synagogue in Colleville, Texas, last Saturday, and died while they all came out unharmed.

The man was calling for the release of a Pakistani woman convicted of “terrorism”, during the police storming of the place.

ABC News reported that the man was calling for the release of Afia Siddiqi, whom American newspapers dubbed “the lady of al-Qaeda.”

Siddiqui is a Pakistani scientist who was sentenced in 2010 by a federal court in New York to 86 years in prison for attempting to “shoot US soldiers while she was in custody in Afghanistan.” The case sparked protests in Pakistan. The Pakistani scientist is now being held at the Forth Worth base near Dallas, and groups have previously called for her release.

Colleville Police Chief Michael Miller announced that the “hostage liberation team stormed the synagogue, and the suspect died,” without specifying whether he ended his life or was killed.

The man who was killed after taking hostages in an American synagogue was identified as a 44-year-old British national, whose name was Malik Faisal Akram, according to US media.

And the British Foreign Secretary said yesterday, Sunday, in response to the news that the detained British national, by saying: “We have knowledge of the death of a British man in Texas, and we are in contact with the local authorities,” adding: “We will investigate the hostage-taker and his contacts, as part of an international investigation.” “.





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