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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 November 2006, 04:44 GMT
Man faces terror charges in court
A man who allegedly tried to board a London to Pakistan flight with two metal batons and a night-vision scope will appear in court later.

Sohail Anjum Qureshi, 29, is also accused of preparing to take 9,000 in cash to Pakistan's capital Islamabad on 18 October for terrorism purposes.

He also allegedly tried to take "combat manuals", including the Mujahideen Poison Handbook, on board at Heathrow.

Mr Qureshi will appear before the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

It is claimed he also had two sleeping bags and two rucksacks in his possession.

The combat manuals he is accused of having were on computer disks.

Mr Qureshi, of Forest Gate in east London, faces a total of three charges

'Instigation' claims

The first charge, under the Terrorism Act 2006, claimed that he was taking the articles "with the intention of committing acts of terrorism or assisting another to commit such acts".

The second, under the Terrorism Act 2000, said the articles were "for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism".

The third, also under the 2000 Act, related specifically to the combat manuals, claiming they would be "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".

Sources said the investigation related to alleged terrorist activities abroad and was not linked to any other current counter-terrorism operations.






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