Trump's tweet on London train bombing just speculation: minister

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A Scotland Yard spokesman said that the third man was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act, which allows police to detain suspects without charge beyond the four days allowed for suspects connected to other crimes.

Dozens were hurt when an improvised explosive device exploded aboard a crowded London Underground train at Parsons Green station during the morning rush hour Friday.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that Britain's terrorism threat level has been lowered from "critical" to "severe" after being raised to the highest possible in the wake of the Friday explosion at a subway station in west London.

A senior British minister has renewed criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump for tweeting about the police inquiry into the bombing of a subway train in London.

British police are questioning an 18-year-old man arrested in the departure lounge of the port of Dover on Saturday and another suspect, 21, detained hours later in the west London suburb of Hounslow.

The older suspect was named as Yahyah Farroukh, a native of Syria - and the younger suspect, who's not yet been identified, moved to Britain from Iraq at age 15 after his parents died. The couple has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for fostering more than 200 children, including refugees from Middle Eastern conflicts.

Hamas dissolves Gaza government and agrees to national unity talks with Fatah
Fatah, meanwhile, said on Sunday that it welcomed the pledge by its rival Hamas to accept key conditions for reconciliation. The announcement came after separate talks by Hamas and Fatah delegations with Egyptian intelligence officials in Cairo.

Police officers secure a road in Sunbury-on-Thames, southwest London, as part of the investigation into Friday's Parsons Green bombing, Saturday Sept, 16, 2017.

"Photos posted on social media show a white plastic bucket with flames coming out of the top - along with wires", NPR's Frank Langfitt reported for our Newscast Unit. Ms Rudd said the police were trying to find out how the teenager, the first to be arrested, was "radicalised".

A critical threat level means another attack is "expected imminently", while a severe threat indicates an assault is highly likely.

This as authorities search a foster home with ties to the suspects.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the explosion.

"It is pure speculation, absolutely".

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