London Underground Bombed, 22 Injured

London Underground Bombed, 22 Injured

London Underground Bombed, 22 Injured

Downing Street said Theresa May would be chairing a meeting of the government's Cobra emergencies committee on Friday morning.

An eyewitness told Reuters that flames engulfed one carriage and raced along the train enroute to Parsons Green, forcing passengers to trample others as they rushed for an exit. As a manhunt takes place across the capital, authorities have tightened security on all transport hubs, The New York Times reports.

Scotland Yard are treating the explosion on the train, which was full of rush hour commuters heading into Central London, as a terrorist incident.

"The Met's Counter Terrorism Command is investigating after the incident at #Parsons Green tube station is declared a terrorist incident", police wrote on Twitter.

British police said a bomb was used during an explosion at a London metro station which injured 18 people in what officers described as a "terrorist incident".

MORE than 20 passengers on a London Underground train have been taken to hospital with burns after an explosion on a District Line train. None was thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition. In addition, the report about the police knowing the suspect's identity has not been confirmed by any British official.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that official terror threat level mains at "severe" in the country. Research suggests that most terrorists already live in the countries where they attack.

Large numbers of police, ambulances, and fire trucks are in the area, which has been cordoned off by armed police officers.

The train was travelling from Wimbledon in south London towards the city centre during the morning commuter rush-hour.

The terror threat level was elevated from severe to critical, meaning that another terror attack might be imminent. "As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism".

London has been struck repeatedly by extremist attacks this year, and the risk of new attack is considered high.

US President Donald Trump blasted "loser terrorists" behind the latest attack as "sick and demented people" and blamed the internet as the perpetrators' main recruitment tool.

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