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British Man Says He Was Shot Without Warning in Terror Raid

A man whose home was raided by British police on suspicion of terrorism said police never identified themselves and shot him without warning.

Mohammed Abdul Kahar was shot in the shoulder when about 250 police officers burst into his home before dawn on June 2. The police were acting on information that a chemical bomb was being made on the property. Kahar and his brother, Abul Koyair, were detained on suspicion of terrorism and released without charge a week later.

Both brothers said in a news conference Tuesday, that they were beaten by police during the raid.

The London police have come under heavy criticism for the raid. They have defended their actions, saying they received very specific intelligence that they had to act on.