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Reports: Primary London Suspects in Custody

London police take five suspects in the July 21 transit bombings into custody at locations across the city. And Italian police arrest another man in Rome. British media report that police have now arrested all four suspects in the failed attacks, which .

Heavily armed police raided two West London houses Friday, where they arrested three suspects. In a joint operation, police in Rome arrested another man who had been identified as a primary suspect. Investigators used cell phone records to track him, according to reports.

British police are questioning more than 20 people taken into custody since the first attacks of July 7, in which more than 50 people died on subways and a bus in London.

Despite the arrests, the head of the London's anti-terrorism branch says the threat remains and the public must stay alert.

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Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.