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devotionnel
September 15th, 2017, 12:32 PM
An "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday's morning rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

The blast, at Parsons Green station on a District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism.

Twenty-nine people have been treated in hospitals, mostly for burns, though at least eight have now been discharged.

A hunt for the person who placed the device is under way and the area around the station has been evacuated.

Specialist officers have been securing the remains of the improvised device and ensuring it is stable.

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "cowardly" attack, which she said had "intended to cause significant harm".

She said the UK's terror threat level would remain at severe - the second highest - but would be under review.

Speaking in Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, she said there would be an increased armed police presence on the transport network in London.

Hundreds of detectives and MI5 are investigating the attack, which took place at 08:20 BST on an eastbound train.


source (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41278545)

Dalcourt
September 15th, 2017, 12:45 PM
This was a really coward attack...at least but at least it seems there were no casualties or severely injured people.

devotionnel
September 15th, 2017, 01:16 PM
This was a really coward attack...at least but at least it seems there were no casualties or severely injured people.

apparently the DIY bomb only partially went off so it could have potentially caused a lot more harm. still a cowardly attack nevertheless.

mattsmith48
September 15th, 2017, 01:59 PM
England is having a bad year, good thing this time no one was killed.

ShineintheDark
September 15th, 2017, 03:30 PM
In the words of my friends and I (excuse our dark humour) it was 'a bit of a shit attack really.' This is the inevitability of DIY terrorism: MI5 and the NSA are too caught on in terms of technology and suspicious purchases for any attack the scale of 7/7 to occur anymore, leading to more and more cases of DIY terrorism such as driving vans into crowds and faulty explosive devices such as these. It means we're entering a new era of terroism, some attacks will be effective (Manchester, Barcelona) and some will fail (this one).

PinkFloyd
September 15th, 2017, 05:46 PM
Absolutely a cowardly attack. It was terrible, but the good news is that no one died from it.

rioo
September 16th, 2017, 11:28 AM
I think this is bad news, because it is getting so close to transportasion public.

mattsmith48
September 16th, 2017, 11:32 AM
I think this is bad news, because it is getting so close to transportasion public.

99% of the time, terrorist wants to kill as many people as possible and public transportation is an easy target to achieve that goal.

Andyyy95
September 17th, 2017, 04:57 PM
I'm in Central London almost everyday, so barbaric incidents of this sort make me more anxious and nervous than I already am :(