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The UK's terror threat level has been downgraded from critical - meaning an attack is imminent - to severe.

Two arrests have now been made in connection with the attack which injured 30 people.

Thirty people were injured when an improvised explosive device caused a fireball on a District Line carriage.

The declaration came just moments before United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May announced the national terror threat level would be upped to the highest possible category, critical, which means "an attack is expected imminently".

"Good progress" with the ongoing operation had led the Joint Terrorist Analysis centre to lower the threat level, said home secretary Amber Rudd.

"Severe still means that an attack is highly likely so I would urge everybody to continue to be vigilant but not alarmed".

The announcements come after two men were being held in connection with the Tube blast.

"This government is committed to tackling extremism in all its forms - as the Prime Minister said after the London Bridge attack earlier this year, enough is enough", Mrs Rudd wrote in a press release posted on the Home Office's website.

"He was arrested on the suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism", Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu said at a Saturday news conference.

Police later revealed that a number of items were found during a search in the Dover area, and that the city's port was partially evacuated during the arrest.

Just one person is being treated at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which has a specialist burns unit.

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