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United Kingdom threat level remains at critical: minister

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Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack, which left 30 people injured when a bomb partially exploded on a District Line train on Friday morning.

Britain eased its terrorist threat level Sunday from "critical" to "severe" after police arrested a second suspect in the bombing of a subway train in London.

The Metropolitan Police said he was detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

On Saturday an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the bombing on suspicion of a terror offence. Queen Elizabeth honored them for their efforts in 2010.

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd has launched a campaign to find a Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism on Sunday, two days after the United Kingdom suffered its fifth terror attack in a year. She added that it was too soon to know whether the culprits behind the attack were known to the authorities.

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The improvised device appeared to be fashioned inside a bucket which was carried in a supermarket freezer bag. The prime minister also said members of the military will begin aiding police, providing security at some sites not accessible to the public.

He confirmed more police - some armed - would remain in place on the streets and transport networks at the beginning of the week.

In a statement, Ms Rudd said: "Following the attack in Parsons Green last Friday the police have made good progress with what is an ongoing operation".

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "Thanks to the dedicated work of our police officers and intelligence services, the UK's threat level has now been lowered from "critical" to "severe".

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