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Parsons Green Bomb

There has been a terror attack in Parsons Green, part of the heart of London, England. Initial reports from local sources say that it was a “homemade bomb” used to carry out the attacks. There have been at least two dozen injuries from the bombing and subsequent stampede, but no fatalities have been reported.

Explosion at Parsons Green

Scotland Yard declared it a terror incident. Prime Minister Theresa May will be meeting with the Cobra emergencies committee to discuss the attack.

We will update this story with additional reports as they come in. Here’s what’s being reported so far:

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BREAKING: Terror Blast In London Underground: They Still Can’t Figure Out Motive | Steve Berman, The Resurgent

http://theresurgent.com/breaking-terror-blast-in-london-underground-they-still-cant-figure-out-motive/What appears to be a homemade bomb using a white plastic bucket inside a shopping bag exploded in a London Underground station during the morning rush, injuring “a number” of people, according to reports.

 

How safe is it to travel to London? Update on Parsons Green Tube explosion terror attack | Claudia Cuskelly, Express

http://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/854524/London-Parsons-Green-tube-explosion-terror-attack-travelThe Met Police said: “We need the help and support of individuals, businesses and communities across London to remain alert and maintain the safety and security of those places in which we live, work and socialise.

Parsons Green terror attack: Police confirm home-made bomb was terrorism related | Richard Hartley-Parkinson, Metro News

http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/15/explosion-on-tube-train-at-parsons-green-sparks-panic-on-district-line-6929973/The improvised explosive device detonated on the London Underground train at Parsons Green during rush hour when the service would have been at its busiest.

Reported Explosion And Stampede At London Subway Station – Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-15/urgent-london-police-ambulance-confirm-incident-on-subwayPhotos taken inside a District Line train show a white plastic bucket inside a supermarket shopping bag. Flames and what appear to be wires can be seen. London ambulance services said they had sent multiple crews to the Parsons Green station, and police advised people to avoid the area in southwest London.

Live: Parsons Green Tube explosion | Chriag Trivedi, Tim Stokes, and Martin Tooth, BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-london-41218382“We were called at 08:20 BST to reports of an incident at Parsons Green underground station. We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes. Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it.”

London Tube ‘Terrorist Incident’ Injures Commuters Aboard Train | Saphora Smith and Nick Bailey, NBC News

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/london-tube-incident-sends-commuters-fleeing-police-scene-n801531London’s transit system was the target of a series of coordinated suicide bombings on July 7, 2005. Often referred to as “7/7,” the attacks during the morning rush hour killed 52 people and seriously wounded hundreds.

 

Explosion on packed London Underground train `a terrorist incident´ | Press Association, Daily Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-4887120/Passengers-suffer-facial-burns-explosion-London-Underground-train.htmlScotland Yard has declared a terrorist incident after a blast sent a “fireball” and a “wall of flame” through a packed London Underground train.

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Terrorism is becoming more prominent in western society. It’s important that we stay diligent and remain aware of our surroundings in public. Judging by the image of the IED, it’s very possible that it wouldn’t have made it as far as it did a decade ago before everyone spent their waiting moments in public with their faces turned to their mobile devices.

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