Two Somali-born men have appeared in court charged with terror offenses in the UK.

Ahmed Aweys, 32 and Abdulaziz Omer Munye, 26, who are relatives, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.

Aweys has been charged with dissemination of terrorist publications and Munye has been charged under the UK’s Terrorism Act.

The men were ordered to next appear at the country’s highest criminal court on 31 August.

The London police said the charges stemmed from an ongoing counter-terror operation which has resulted in four arrests.