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LONDON, England (CNN) -- British anti-terror police backed by local authorities arrested six people Tuesday morning in a series of raids, a statement from Metropolitan Police said.

"The men were arrested this morning by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, supported by local officers, at five addresses in London and one in Luton," the statement said, "... in connection with inciting others to commit acts of terrorism overseas and terrorist fund raising." Luton is located north of London.

All six were arrested under Britain's Terrorism Act 2000 and are being held at a central London police station, according to Scotland Yard.

Police said searches were being carried out at number of locations.

"The arrests form part of a long-term pro-active and complex investigation into alleged incitement and radicalization for the purposes of terrorism, as well as alleged provision of financial support for international terrorism."


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