Attack at the London Tube, an improvised bomb explodes
London, United Kingdom - About twenty people got injured, according to British police it would be terrorism
The explosion that occurred this morning at 8:20 in a carriage of the London (United Kingdom) underground was caused by an improvised explosive device, it was the English police to confirm it and to say that it was terrorism. It would have been the failed explosion of the whole bomb to avert a tragedy: at that time the train -that was entering the Parsons Green station on the District line- was crowded with commuters and children going to school. The station was closed, bomb squads would have disarmed the part of the device that did not explode and investigations are still ongoing. About twenty people were treated in hospital for not-serious injuries caused by burns or contusions. Some pictures posted on social media showed a bucket placed inside a plastic bag in which the explosive material would have been set. The British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her sympathy with the people involved and called a Cabinet Office emergency meeting. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan strongly condemned the "hideous individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life. As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism". Last March London was hit by a serious terrorist attack: a kamikaze launched a car into tourists and citizens in front of the British Parliament, on the Westminster Bridge (for further details see AVIONEWS).
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