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British Court Holds 9 on Terror Plot; U.S. Embassy Possible Target

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - The State Department says the U.S. Embassy in
London was among the possible targets of a terror plot.

Nine men who are suspected of plotting attacks were charged in
court today with terrorism-related crimes, and ordered held until
their next court appearance.

They're among the 12 men who were arrested last week in the
largest British anti-terror raid in two years. Three have been
released without charge.

British officials have released few details. But a State
Department spokesman in Washington says the embassy was among the possible targets, and that the U.S. is taking "suitable security
precautions."

British officials have previously said that possible targets
included the Houses of Parliament in London and shopping areas
elsewhere in the U.K.

The BBC says others on the potential target list included the
London Stock Exchange and political and religious figures.

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