Two men face further questioning today in connection with a series of explosions near mosques in the West Midlands.
The pair, both Ukrainian men aged 25 and 22, were arrested under anti-terror laws on Thursday in Small Heath, Birmingham, in relation to recent blasts close to mosques in Walsall and Tipton.
They are being held on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
A bomb disposal team are investigating a software firm in Small Heath where it is believed two men arrested in connection with a series of explosions at mosques in the West Midlands were on work placement.
The bosses of software firm, Delcam, confirmed that the two Ukrainian men, aged 22 and 25, were students on placement there but were not employed by them.
Police have confirmed that two Ukrainian men aged 22 and 25 have been arrested in relation to the explosions at mosques in Tipton and Walsall.
They are still being questioned on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
West Midlands Police remain at the scene of searches in Small Heath where two men were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences this evening.
It's part of the investigation into attacks on mosques in Walsall and Tipton.
Search teams have also cordoned off an area around a mosque in Wolverhampton. West Midlands Police say searches will continue tomorrow.
Two men arrested this afternoon in Small Heath have been arrested in connection with terrorist attacks on mosques in Walsall and Tipton. More follows.
Army bomb disposal experts are searching an area of Small Heath after terror arrests this afternoon. The following roads are closed.
- Small Heath Highway at Golden Hillock Road (into city)
- Golden Hillock Road at Small Heath Highway (out of city)
- Coventry Road at Talbot Road
Police say there is severe traffic congestion. Drivers and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area to prevent delays to their journey.
Areas of Small Heath in Birmingham remain cordoned off after two Eastern European men were arrested on suspicion of terrorism over the Walsall mosque attack in June.
The 25-year-old and 22-year-old were arrested by detectives from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on Talbot Way on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
The first was arrested after being spotted by officers working in the local area and the second was arrested at a property nearby.
An area around Talbot Way, Small Heath is in the process of being searched, but as a precaution, properties around the industrial estate have been temporarily evacuated.
Army bomb disposal experts are at the scene.
Two Eastern European men, arrested in Talbot Way, Small Heath this afternoon, are being questioned in connection with an explosion near to the Aisha Mosque in Walsall on 21 June.
Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe confirmed live on ITV News Central in the last few minutes that the men had been arrested under the terrorism act.
Two Eastern European men have been arrested in connection with the explosion near Aisha Mosque in Walsall last month.
The 25-year-old and 22-year-old were arrested just before 3pm today.
Police are searching an area of Talbot Way in Small Heath and as a precaution homes have been evacuated.