Underground attack investigation continues in London

The two suspects detained over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports.

Police investigations are ongoing at a property in Sunbury.

A search is underway at a property in Stanwell, Surrey- south of the capital- which police said is directly linked with the second arrest.

The threat level in the United Kingdom was raised to critical immediately after the attack, meaning another attack was "expected imminently", but it was lowered to severe on Sunday.


Police officers secure a road in Sunbury-on-Thames, southwest London, as part of the investigation into Friday's Parsons Green bombing, Saturday Sept, 16, 2017.

Thirty people were injured when a device exploded on a packed commuter tube while the train was in the station at Parsons Green.

Hours after his arrest, which London police described as "significant", the second suspect was arrested at a chicken shop in Hounslow, west London.

Acquaintance Tabitha Jenkins said the 18-year-old suspect was "a lovely young man". Both suspects were held under the Terrorism Act and questioned at a London police station even as searches continued on Monday at various places. They have been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for their work on behalf of children. Ms Rudd said the police were trying to find out how the teenager, the first to be arrested, was "radicalised".


Most of the injured in Friday's explosion aboard a District Line train suffered flash burns while some were injured in the panicked rush to leave.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that the government will suggest new security treaty to keep level of counter-terrorism cooperation with the European Union (EU) after Britain leaves the 28-member bloc.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Friday subway explosion. The other attacks, near Parliament, on London Bridge and near a mosque in Finsbury Park in north London, involved vehicles and, in two cases, knives.



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