15:59 19.07.2013

British police arrest two Ukrainians on suspicion of involvement in blasts outside mosques

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British police arrest two Ukrainians on suspicion of involvement in blasts outside mosques

Two Ukrainian men have been arrested in the UK on suspicion of being involved in causing recent explosions near mosques in two English towns.

"Two Ukrainian men, aged 25 and 22, arrested last night as part of the ongoing investigation into explosions near to mosques in Tipton and Walsall, remain in police custody. The pair were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the [committing], preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism," reads a press release posted on the official Web site of West Midlands Police.

At the same time, the Daily Mail reported that the suspects are Ukrainian students who had been in England on a summer placement.

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine earlier said it was checking this information.

A number of Western media reported that two Ukrainian men were arrested on suspicion of causing the explosions near mosques in the towns of Walsall and Tipton in England. The blast in Walsall took place on June 21 near the Aisha Mosque, while another explosion happened outside the Kanzul Iman Masjid mosque on July 12. No one was hurt in the blasts.

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