London Under Attack Again

London Under Attack Again

London Under Attack Again

London was hit by another terror attack today-the fifth this year in the United Kingdom -when an "improvised explosive device" detonated on a London Underground train during morning rush hour.

- Passengers on board the train fled as fire engulfed a carriage at Parsons Green underground station in West London at 8.20 am (0720 GMT).

As many as 18 passengers were injured after a bucket exploded and caused what witnesses described as a "fireball" at 08:20 at the District Line station in south-west London.

According to Sky News, investigators suspect the device did not fully detonate. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs emergency services attending an incident at Parsons Green station in west London amid reports of an explosion.

People stand in the street by a Police auto close to Parsons Green underground tube station.

United Kingdom police and London ambulance services are responding to the incident at Parsons Green station, southwest of the capital.

Pictures shared on social media showed embers burning from a white bucket which had been wrapped in a plastic shopping bag.

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TFL said that services between Edgware Road and Wimbledon had been suspended while police responded to the incident.

None of the 22 passengers who were taken to hospital are thought to have been seriously injured. The terror threat level is "severe", meaning an attack is likely.

"There is a manhunt under way as we speak", London Mayor Sadiq Khan told LBC radio, urging Londoners to remain "calm and vigilant".

This is fourth terrorist attack in the United Kingdom this year following separate attacks in Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park.

The incident prompted panic in the subway - which is the world's oldest and among busiest - disrupted schedules and drew a quick and heavy response from rescue workers and armed police.

President Donald Trump denounced the attack on a London commuter train on Friday, Sept. 15, in a series of Twitter posts. "These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard".

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