London cops name two bombing suspects

The Associated Press

LONDON- Police on Monday released the names of two of the four men suspected of taking part in the failed July 21 bombings and said a fifth device similar to others used in the botched attacks was found in a west London park.

Peter Clarke, head of the Metropolitan Police anti-terrorist branch, released new images of some of the men who tried to bomb three subway cars and a bus. He identified two of the suspects as Muktar Said Ibraihim, also known as Muktar Mohammed Said, 27, and Yasin Hassan Omar, 24.

Police also said they arrested two more suspects Monday in connection with the attempted July 21 attacks, bringing to five the number in custody.

Police did not release any details of the arrests, except to say that they were not carried out at the home of one of the four suspected bombers that was being searched. A police spokeswoman, who asked not to be identified in accordance with British practice, would not say where the two were arrested.

Two other men were arrested in London’s southern Stockwell neighborhood Friday and one was arrested Saturday in nearby Tulse Hill—all “on suspicion of the commission, instigation or preparation of acts of terrorism” for the July 21 attacks.

Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized for the police killing of a Brazilian electrician mistaken for a terrorist.


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