“Parsons Green: Underground blast a terror incident, say police:
An “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday’s morning rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed.” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41278545 (Article has photos.)
“22 Hurt in London Subway Blast
Last Updated: September 15, 2017 12:02 PM, VOA News
A makeshift explosive device detonated early Friday on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London, injuring at least 22 people in what police say was a terrorist attack. Emergency workers said none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.
Police descended on the Parsons Green underground subway station after commuters reported an explosion and a fire, causing panic and disrupting service.
The blast was the fifth major terrorist attack in Britain this year.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the West London attack “cowardly” and urged London residents to go about their normal routines, although she said,” The threat level remains at severe.”
May admonished U.S. President Donald Trump for his criticism of Britain’s approach to terrorism. Trump tweeted, “Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!,” Trump wrote without elaborating.
May responded to the tweet, telling the BBC, “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation.”
President Donald Trump described the attack as a “very, very terrible thing” Friday and told reporters he would be soon speaking to May about the incident.
Of the five terrorists who attacked Britain this year, at least three were known to law enforcement authorities.
London police said their investigation into Friday’s attack is being supported by input from MI-5, Britain’s domestic intelligence agency.
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson appealed for calm and said it was important not to speculate. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the British capital “will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism.”
Shortly after the attack, witnesses described a scene of panic.
Chris Wildish, a passenger on the train, said there was a “massive flash of flames” scorching the top of the train, followed by the smell of chemicals. He said a number of schoolchildren were on the rush-hour train and they were knocked around as passengers panicked as they exited the train.
Photos taken inside the train show a white plastic bucket inside a supermarket shopping bag. Flames and what appear to be wires can be seen.
May convened an emergency meeting Friday in response to the attack“. https://www.voanews.com/a/london-underground-station-police-/4030075.html Emphasis our own. Images at original link.
“Home-made bomb injures 22 on packed London commuter train
Posted:Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:34:56 -0400 LONDON (Reuters) – A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 22 people on Friday in Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident this year, but apparently failed to fully explode“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/NDDPTQ_0N90/home-made-bomb-injures-22-on-packed-london-commuter-train-idUSKCN1BQ0S1