British police arrest 2 more suspects in subway bomber hunt
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British police arrest 2 more suspects in subway bomber hunt

Men, aged 48 and 30, nabbed in Wales, bringing total number of arrests to 5

Ambulances and police are seen at the at Parsons Green subway station in London after a bombing on the London Underground on September 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Ambulances and police are seen at the at Parsons Green subway station in London after a bombing on the London Underground on September 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON — British counterterror police have arrested two more people in relation to the London subway attack, bringing the number to five.

Detectives arrested a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man on Wednesday under the Terrorism Act in Newport, Wales.

A 25-year-old man was also arrested in Newport on Tuesday.

Two other men arrested over the weekend — an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year-old from Syria — remain in custody. Neither has been charged.

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, says authorities anticipate searches will take some days to complete “and may cause further disruption.”

The homemade explosive device, placed inside a bucket that was enclosed by a shopping bag, injured 30 people when it partially detonated inside a subway car last week.

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