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Britain Adds More Charges Against Suspect in 2005 London Subway Bombing

15 August 2007

British prosecutors have added two more charges against a suspect arrested as part of the July 2005 London subway bombing investigation. He was orginally accused of possessing an al-Qaida terrorist training manual.

Prosecutors at a the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London Wednesday charged Khalid Khaliq with possessing two other terrorist manuals in violation of the anti-terrorism law.

One of the books is titled Essential Provision of the Mujahid (Zaad-e-Mujahid) and the other is The Absent Obligation - and Expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula.

Khaliq was charged in May with possessing an al-Qaida training manual.

Under Britain's Terrorism Act 2000, all three books are considered documents that can be useful to a person planning or committing a terrorist act.

Police had arrested Khaliq and three other suspects in and around Birmingham and Leeds in northern England in May on suspicion that they provided support to the four suicide bombers who blew themselves up on the London subway and a bus on July 7, 2005. The blasts killed 52 people and wounded more than 700 others.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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