FBI says Mohammed Asha and another suspect in failed car bombings in Britain contacted doctors’ clearing house for work in US

An FBI spokeswoman said Asha, a Jordanian-Palestinian physician, contacted the Philadelphia-based Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in the last year but apparently did not take the test. He was arrested last Saturday on the M6 highway with his wife, after two car bombs failed to explode near a London nightclub and a flaming Cherokee jeep rammed Glasgow airport terminal in Scotland.
The two men in the jeep were arrested. One, Iraqi doctor Bilal Abdullah, was the first of eight suspects – six Middle Easterners and two Indian nationals – to be charged Friday, July 6, with conspiracy to cause explosions in connection with all three attacks. He was remanded in custody Saturday. The other man is in hospital with severe burns.
Earlier Friday, the West Australian police questioned four more Indian doctors in support of British inquiry into the attempted London and Glasgow terror attacks.
Mick Keelty of the Australian Federal Police said Friday, June 6, that computers and a large number of documents had been seized from two hospitals employing the men and that leads to the UK investigation are becoming more concrete. Since a Scotland Yard officer arrived in Australia, the probe has spread to New South Wales.
Three of the four has been released after questioning with no charges.
Britain is planning ceremonies on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of London suicide bombings that killed 52 people and wounded more than 700 on July 7, 2005.
Wednesday, Britain reduced its terror threat level from critical to severe. Home secretary Jacqui Smith said there was no intelligence that another attack was impending.
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