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British Teens Arrested on Suspicion of Terror Offenses Near Manchester

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LONDON — Two 16-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of terror offenses in a small town outside the British city of Manchester, police said Tuesday.

Officials released few details of the allegations against the boy and girl other than to say they concerned the "commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism."

The unidentified pair were in custody Tuesday having been arrested the previous day in Mossley, a town of around 10,000 people some 8 miles from Manchester's city center. Greater Manchester Police said in a statement Tuesday that searches were ongoing at two other addresses in the town and that these were "expected to last some time."

Police did not say what the pair were accused of, but Chief Superintendent Caroline Ball stressed that the investigation was "in no way linked to any sort of international terrorist plot."

Mossley is a picturesque town surrounded by the foothills of the Pennines mountain range.

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