Nine arrested in anti-terror raids

Nine people have been arrested in south London, as the investigation into the attempted bomb attacks in the capital last week continues.

Police raided two properties in Tooting early on Thursday morning. Six men were arrested at one address, while three others were arrested at the second property.

It is understood that the three remaining bomb suspects, still on the run after last Thursday’s attempted bomb attacks, are not among those arrested.

One of the suspects, Yasin Hassan Omar, 24, was arrested in Birmingham yesterday and is being questioned by police at the high security Paddington Green police station in London. He is suspected of being behind the attempted bombing on a Victoria Line Tube Train near Warren Street station.

Muktar Said Ibrahim, 27, is the only other suspect to be named. He is suspected of attempted to detonate a device on the Number 26 bus in Hackney.

Police have released a clearer image of the third suspect, who attempted to blow up a Hammersmith & City Line Tube travelling towards Shepherd’s Bush. They are also trying to identify a fourth bomber, who attempted to detonate a device on a Northern Line Tube between Stockwell and Oval Street Stations.

On Wednesday evening, three women were arrested in Stockwell, in connection with the investigation.

An extensive number of police officers have been deployed on the UK’s rail system, following the attempted attacks on July 21 and the four suicide bomb explosions on July 7, which killed 52 people. It is feared that the three bomb suspects who are still on the run may have more explosives.


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