Business Standard

'London to propose new security treaty for anti-terror cooperation'

IANS  |  London 

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that the will suggest new security treaty to keep level of counterterrorism cooperation with the European Union (EU) after leaves the 28-member bloc.

Rudd, who did not give further information on the proposed treaty, made the statement on Saturday, a day after an explosion took place Friday morning on a packed rush-hour carriage at Parsons Green subway station in west London, XInhua news agency reported.

An 18-year-old man was arrested earlier Saturday in the departure area of the port of Dover in connection with attack on the tube bombing, which left at least 29 people injured.

The arrest is "very significant" and the terror threat level remains "critical", Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.

British authorities raised the country's terror threat level from "severe" to "critical", the highest possible, meaning they think another attack may be imminent

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the fifth terrorist attack in this year.

The Friday blast was caused by an improvised explosive device, which failed to properly detonate, police said. transport authorities said Saturday that they have re-opened Parsons Green subway station.

Previous attacks in this year at Westminster Bridge, Bridge and Finsbury Park as well as a blast at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed dozens of people and injured more than 150 others.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 07:22 IST