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London Hit With Another Bomb

Britain was hit by a terrorist attack on Friday morning, when a homemade bomb exploded on a crowded London Underground train, injuring commuters, and drawing a heavy response from armed police officers and emergency workers.

The device exploded at 8:20 a.m. on a District Line train leaving the Parsons Green station in Southwest London.

At least 22 people were hospitalized, several of whom had apparently been injured as panicked commuters fled. None had life-threatening injuries.

 

“This was a detonation of an improvised explosive device,” Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police, a top counterterrorism official, said at a news conference.

The authorities immediately beefed up security around the transit system, as hundreds of police officers and detectives combed the scene for clues. Police response has also seen other buses stopped across London.

Second Bomb Deactivated

Photos shared on social media show armed police surrounding the red Transport for London bus on Chelsea Bridge, while new tweets show a second bomb was likely involved. 

Terrorism Confirmed

The Mayor of London and Metropolitan police have confirmed that the act is being considered terrorist in nature.

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