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Scottish police hold two under anti-terrorism law

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LONDON, Apr 24 (Reuters) Scottish police said they had arrested two men under anti-terrorism laws today, less than two weeks after they held another man using the same powers.

The men, aged 40 and 25, were held at an address in Alva, Clackmannanshire, under the Terrorism Act 2000 and detectives were also searching a property in the nearby Bridge of Allan where part of the University of Stirling is located.

''This is a major ongoing inquiry and the force cannot comment on the details of the investigation,'' Central Scotland Police said in a statement.

''However, there remains nothing to suggest a direct threat to communities, the threat levels to the UK remain unchanged and an extensive reassurance strategy is in operation.'' Last Wednesday, police were given seven more days to question a 20-year-old also arrested under the Terrorism Act in Alva on April 13.

Detectives have refused to say what that operation concerned, but afterwards police and members of the Central Scotland Islamic Centre issued a statement reassuring minority ethnic and Muslim communities that there was ''no need for alarm''.

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