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BRITISH RAIDS NET SUSPECTS IN IRA ATTACKS

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Police investigating two IRA attacks in London arrested several people in a series of raids this morning, the commander of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist branch said.

Commander John Grieve said police raided more than 20 locations in London and several outside the capital."Several arrests have been made," said Grieve, who did not say how many people were arrested, where they were being held or what they were suspected of doing.

The Irish Republican Army killed two people and injured 100 last Friday in a bomb attack in east London's Docklands business district. The attack ended a 17-month cease-fire in the outlawed group's violent campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland.

On Thursday, police said a small bomb discovered in central London after telephone warnings had "all the hallmarks of the IRA."

The bomb was deactivated by police.

Grieve said rewards of up to 1 million pounds - the equivalent of $1.54 million - were being offered for information leading to conviction of the bombers.

"It has been put up by members of the community. I cannot for obvious reasons be more specific," said Grieve.