The Terrorists Next Door

A flurry of raids yields the arrests of four suspected London bombers, but more may be planning strikes

Like most Londoners, residentsĀ of the Peabody housing estate have become used to seeing cops on the street, reminders that their city is under threat. The war came home last week. "We won't hurt you!" a group of armed police shouted to men sheltering inside a fourth-floor apartment in a block of red-brick buildings. The officers had staked out the complex for hours, believing that two of the men wanted for the unsuccessful attempt to bomb the city's transportation system on July 21 were hiding inside. When the suspects failed to give themselves up, witnesses say, the officers stuck a strip of...

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