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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Parsons Green attack: two released without charge

Four others remained in custody.

Police officers stand behind a cordon on Jeffrey Street on September 20, 2017 in Newport, Wales, following further arrests related to Friday's Tube attack in Parsons Green
Police officers stand behind a cordon on Jeffrey Street on September 20, 2017 in Newport, Wales, following further arrests related to Friday's Tube attack in Parsons Green

Two of the six men arrested over last week's London subway bombing were released without charge Thursday, British police said. Four others remained in custody.

One of those released is a 21-year-old, originally from Syria, detained outside a fast-food restaurant in west London on Saturday, a day after the rush hour attack on a subway train. The other is a 48-year-old man arrested Wednesday in Newport, Wales.

Thirty people were injured when a homemade bomb — placed inside a bucket wrapped in a supermarket bag — partly detonated on a train stopped at London's Parsons Green station.

The attack sparked a manhunt for the perpetrators and prompted officials to briefly raise the national terrorism threat to the highest level.

The suspects still being held include an 18-year-old from Iraq detained at the English Channel port of Dover on Saturday.

Two men aged 25 and 30 arrested in Newport earlier this week remained in custody, as did a 17-year-old detained early Thursday in south London.

None of the suspects has been charged.