Nearly 1,000 British troops mobilized to protect key sites
At a meeting of Britain's Cobra emergency committee on Wednesday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that over 980 soldiers will take up positions at key locations to provide extra security in the aftermath of the Manchester terrorist attack. The troops are to replace police at Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and other sites. A total of 3,800 troops are ready to support police operations, Rudd said.
Following the meeting, the police guarding parliament were replaced by paratroopers, and steel-helmeted soldiers were deployed at 10 Downing Street.
Meanwhile, three more people suspected of involvement in Monday's bombing at Manchester Area were arrested Wednesday in raids by police.