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Police question London Tube bomb suspects

Police are continuing to question two suspects following a terrorist attack on the London Underground last Friday, which injured 30 passengers.

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The blast, at Parsons Green station, came from a makeshift bomb which appears to have not exploded as planned.

A 21-year-old was arrested on Saturday in Hounslow, west London, in connection with the attack, BBC News reported. It said individual was believed to be Yahyah Farroukh but did not cite sources. The currently unnamed 18-year-old, detained at Dover port, was arrested on Friday.

According to the BBC, both suspects had spent time with carers Penelope and Ronald Jones, whose home in Surrey was raided by armed police on Saturday morning.

Police have searched three addresses in Surrey in connection with the arrests.

On Friday, U.S. President Donald J. Trump tweeted, “Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!”

UK Prime Minister Theresa May responded: “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.”

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on Friday. However, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that there was “no evidence” to suggest that ISIS was behind the attack.

The UK’s threat level was raised to “critical” on Friday but was lowered to “severe” on Sunday.  The “severe” terror threat level means an attack is no longer imminent but is still highly likely.


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