29/07/2005

Two 'bomb suspects' arrested

Two suspects in last week's attempted bomb attacks in London have been arrested after armed police surrounded two properities in London.

It is believed that the two suspects are responsible for the attemped bombings of a Tube train between Oval Street and Stockwell stations and the Number 26 bus in Hackney last week. Earlier this week, police said they believed that twenty-seven-year-old Muktar Said Ibrahim was reponsible for the attempted bus bombing.

On Thursday, a third suspect - Yasin Hassan Omar, 24 - was arrested. It is believed he attemtped to detonate a device on a Tube train near Warren Street Station.

Another man also attempted to detonate a device on a Tube train travelling towards Shepherd's Bush.

According to reports, two men were arrested after armed police surrounded flats in Dalgarno Gardens, North Kensington on Friday.

Witnesses reported hearing shots and a large explosion. It is unclear what caused the explosions, although there has been speculation that they were caused by CS gas used as police entered the building.

According to eyewitness reports, police had been shouting for someone called ‘Mohammed’ to remove his clothes and exit the building.

An area around Tavistock Road in Notting Hill was also cordoned off. It is believed that one man was arrested there.

Two women were also arrested at Liverpool Street station.

Scotland Yard described Friday's developments as "significant".

(KMcA/MB)


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