UK police charge 3 with terrorism offenses in Birmingham

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British police have charged two men and a woman from Birmingham with terrorism-related offenses in a probe that began after the extremist attacks on Paris and Brussels.

West Midlands Police said Thursday the three have been charged with a variety of offenses. They are Mohammed Ali Ahmed, 26, Zakaria Boufassil, 26, and Soumaya Boufassil, 29. They were among five people arrested April 14-15 in Birmingham and at London's Gatwick Airport.

The arrests were made one week after Belgian authorities arrested a prime suspect in the deadly March 22 attack on Brussels Airport. That suspect, Mohamed Abrini, was also wanted in the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris.

One European security official told The Associated Press that Abrini had made multiple trips to Birmingham last year, meeting with other suspected extremists.