London Police confirm the blast in tube train as ‘terrorist activity’; read updates here!
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 15-Sep-2017
London, September 15: The attack that once again shook the busy vintage streets of London has been unfolded by the police calling it a ‘terrorist attack’. The blast at the Parsons Green underground station was from the "detonation of an improvised explosive device,” said Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley at a press conference.
"The investigation is being led by the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command and parts of the National Counter Terrorism Policing Network, and there are many urgent inquiries ongoing now with hundreds of detectives involved looking at CCTV, forensic work, and speaking to witnesses," Rowley said.
Pictures show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, with wires trailing on to the carriage floor.
Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted: "My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident." While Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appealed for calm, saying the city "will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism".
This is the fifth terrorism incident of 2017 in which an attack has taken place. It's the only one this year in which nobody has died. The previous four saw 36 people killed. Put plainly, this is the most sustained period of terrorist activity in England since the IRA bombing campaign of the early 1970s. Experts from the government's secret explosives research laboratory will be looking at the evidence from the train and seeing whether it matches anything else they have seen before.