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