British police have arrested four serving members of the army on suspicion of belonging to a banned far-right neo-Nazi group and planning terrorist acts.
Media reported on Tuesday that the men were arrested by counter-terrorism officers in the cities of Birmingham, Ipswich and Northampton and in Powys, Wales.
The suspects, aged 22 to 32, were allegedly involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism, and of being members of the banned National Action group.
National Action is a neo-Nazi organization proscribed as a terrorist group by the UK government.
The group became the first far-right group to be outlawed in Britain last year after the murder of member of parliament Jo Cox, whose killing the group had praised.
British authorities said the arrests were the result of army and police forces’ planning and intelligence operations.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed a number of serving…