Two men held over parcel bombs sent to British spy

British police have arrested two men believed to be of Pakistani origin after a homemade parcel bomb was sent to the headquarters of intelligence service MI6 and a second was found at a postal sorting office.

Last Updated: Aug 01, 2010, 18:11 PM IST

London: British police have arrested two
men believed to be of Pakistani origin after a homemade parcel
bomb was sent to the headquarters of intelligence service MI6
and a second was found at a postal sorting office.

The men, aged 52 and 21, were arrested at separate
addresses in Caernarfon on Friday in a joint operation by
North Wales Police and the Metropolitan force, Daily Mail
reported.

The men, who were not identified were arrested under
Section 4 of the Explosives Act. They were taken to a central
London police station where they are being questioned.

A Met spokesman said magistrates yesterday granted
detectives a warrant of detention to hold the men until
Monday.

Meanwhile, searches have been carried out in two
locations in Caernarfon.

Sources said MI6 alerted police about the first
package on Wednesday. The second bomb was found after staff at
a sorting office in Lambeth, South London, notified police on
Thursday.

"If the bombs had gone off, they would have had the
potential to cause injury but they were very amateurish," said
a police source.

PTI