Sul­tanate con­demns Lon­don bomb­ing

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MUS­CAT: The Sul­tanate has con­demned the bomb­ing of an Un­der­ground train in Lon­don which in­jured 30 peo­ple on Friday.

In a state­ment, the Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs reaf­firmed the Sul­tanate’s stance to­wards dis­card­ing vi­o­lence and ter­ror­ism of any source and for any rea­son or cause and re­fusal of all crim­i­nal acts that frighten in­no­cent peo­ple and go against hu­man val­ues and prin­ci­ples.

It also con­doled with the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims and the govern­ment of the United King­dom and wished speed re­cov­ery of the in­jured.

Mean­while, Bri­tish po­lice ar­rested an 18-year-old man in the port of Dover and raided a prop­erty in a small town out­side Lon­don on Saturday as they hunted for who­ever planted a bomb on a com­muter train a day ear­lier.

Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May put Bri­tain on the high­est se­cu­rity level of “crit­i­cal” late on Friday, mean­ing an­other at­tack may be im­mi­nent, and de­ployed sol­diers and armed po­lice to strate­gic sites.

In what po­lice called a “sig­nif­i­cant” devel­op­ment, at about 7.50 am of­fi­cers ar­rested a man in Dover, from where pas­sen­ger fer­ries sail to France. Five hours later they raided a prop­erty in Sun­bury, a com­muter town south­west of Lon­don, and evac­u­ated nearby premises as a pre­cau­tion.

— AFP

An armed po­lice of­fi­cer stands guard out­side the Horse Guards Pa­rade in cen­tral Lon­don on Saturday.

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