Four men suspected of planning terrorist acts arrested in London

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British police said they arrested four men in London and central England on Thursday suspected of planning terrorist acts.

"These four men have been arrested" by the anti-terrorism police because they are "suspected of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Three suspects, aged 17, 27 and 31, were arrested in East London with the support of the armed police. One of them had to be hospitalized after being bitten on the foot by a police dog.

The fourth man, 32, was arrested in Leicestershire, a county in central England.

"They remain in police custody" while searches were conducted Thursday in London and Leicestershire, according to police.

The UK has suffered several deadly attacks since 2017. A Brit caused a stir in London on March 22, 2017 by fatally stabbing a faction cop near Parliament. This attack, which left 6 dead, including the attacker, was followed by others in May and June, relaunching the debate on the terrorist threat in the United Kingdom.

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