UK cops discover bags of sugar in suspect terror hideout

April 14th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr.14 (ANI): A search of the homes of 11 terror suspects has revealed the presence of bags of sugar - a common ingredient used for making home-made bombs.

According to The Sun, sugar can be mixed with chemicals to create an explosive for use in bombs and grenades.

Scientists were last night analysing it to determine if it was a secret bomb ingredient.

Anti-terror officers are still quizzing eleven men -aged between 22 and 41

They were rounded up in a series of raids across Manchester, Liverpool and Clitheroe, Lancs, last Wednesday.

Security sources believe they thwarted an “imminent” attack planned for the Easter holiday.

Ten of the 11 suspects are Pakistanis in Britain on student visas. The other is British.

The sugar was taken from a house in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. (ANI)

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