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London Underground attack: searches in progress

Ⓒ AFP – Chris J Ratcliffe – | Search in Sunbury-on-Thames housing, about 20 kilometers south-west of London, on September 16, 2017

A search was underway Saturday afternoon in Sunbury-on-Thames housing, about 20 kilometers southwest of the British capital, as part of the investigation into the London Underground bombing. announced the police.

The police evacuated a dwelling in Sunbury, Surrey, “and is searched,” a statement said.

“The police began evacuating the place around 1.40 pm (1240 GMT),” the police said.

The inhabitants of the surrounding buildings were also evacuated “as a precautionary measure,” according to the same source.

The operation comes after an 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday morning in Dover, in connection with the bomb attack that injured 30 people the day before, at 0820 hours (0720 GMT) at the Parsons Green subway station.

The arrest, which took place around 07:50 (0650 GMT), was described as “significant” by the police, which said it had not “made any further arrests”.

Described as a “terrorist” by the police, the attack was claimed by the jihadist Islamic group.

The level of terrorist alert has been kept to “critical”, its maximum, meaning that an attack is considered “imminent”.

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