Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

UK threat level remains at critical: minister

UK threat level remains at critical: minister

Around thirty people were treated in hospital after a bomb blasted in a packed London Underground train yesterday morning and it was the fifth terror attack in Britain in six months.

Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said: "We are making excellent progress with our lines of enquiry".

At least 29 people were injured in Friday's attack, which was carried out with an improvised explosive device that exploded on a crowded commuter train at London's Parsons Green Underground Station. The Islamic State group claimed they were behind the tube incident through its Amaq news agency, though without proof.

With the terror threat level at critical, British military personnel may assist police in protection duties at key sites such as Buckingham Palace, government and parliament buildings, as well as at important events across the country.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has again raised the British national terror threat level to critical, meaning another attack may be imminent. Police have not announced the discovery of other explosives at the Parsons Green station. Frank Gardner, security correspondent for the BBC, said the device appeared to have failed to detonate properly-if it had, the fallout would have been far more deadly.

Hundreds of detectives and intelligence experts were last night engaged in a massive counterterrorism investigation aimed at finding the bomber.

She said that the public could expect to see more armed police patrolling the streets and the transport network in the coming days. We are not, at this time, changing our protective security measures and the steps taken to free up extra armed officers remain in place.

Police now say 30 people "are known to have been injured" in what they call a terrorist attack. Our city utterly condemns the ugly individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life.

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