THE Philippine government "strongly condemned" the latest terror attack at Parsons Green underground station in south-west London that injured at least 29 people, Malacañang said on Saturday. Police called the arrest of the first suspect "very significant".
The Independent quoted Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national co-ordinator for counter-terrorism policing, as saying that "this arrest will lead to more activity from our officers".
Basu stressed that the arrest would be followed by further actions by the police, providing no additional details on the issue.
The incident created chaos in the area as the subway service was shut down and police stopped people from getting close.
A manhunt for the perpetrator is ongoing and police have reportedly identified a suspect.
FOLLOWING yesterday's terrorist attack in London the threat level has been raised to critical across England, Scotland and Wales.
Police have questioned these claims, saying that while the perpetrators of these attacks may have been inspired by the Takfiri ideology, there is scant evidence that the organization directly conducted the attacks.
18-year-old arrested in Dover, but terror threat level remains at critical. The incident prompted United Kingdom authorities to raise the national threat level from "severe" to "critical", meaning an attack is expected imminently.
Meanwhile, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
May said military personnel would take over guard duty at certain closed "protected sites", freeing up 1,000 police officers to be deployed on the transport network and on streets across Britain.
Authorities in London are treating the incident at the Parsons Green station as a "terrorist incident", after assessing that an improvised explosive device was detonated on a Tube train Friday morning.