ISIS terrorists have claimed responsibility for the explosion at the Parsons Green underground station in London, their Amaq news agency has said.
As reported earlier:
A home-made bomb on a packed commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 22 people on Friday in Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident this year, but apparently failed to fully explode.
Passengers heading into the British capital fled in panic after the blast as the train was about to depart Parsons Green underground station in West London at 8.20 a.m. Some suffered burns and others were injured in a stampede to escape but health officials said none were thought to be in a serious condition.
“We now assess that this was a detonation of an improvised explosive device,” Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley told reporters.
UPDATE: Theresa May raised national threat level from severe to critical.