What came before: The Circumvent’s List of Islamic Terror Attacks
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March 16, 2018: Found guilty
March 13, 2018: ‘it’s my duty to hate Britain‘
March 7, 2018: Ordered bomb materials on Amazon using school money; ‘luck’ that the bomb didn’t kill anyone
January 19, 2018: Pleads not guilty
October 13: Stands trial in March
September 23: Woman finds note: “Sharia law will be for all human beings with Islam. The sword will be used to reach this goal.”
Less than 24 hours after Marina found the note, a bomb was set off on a train at Parsons Green tube station in London, injuring 30 people.
September 23: Iraqi asylum seeker, 18, ‘bought ingredients online for a “Mother of Satan” bomb to unleash on Parsons Green commuters’
September 20: Tube terror suspect, 21, ‘sneaked into the UK from the Calais Jungle in the back of a lorry after
September 20: Anonymous foster parents don’t want terror attack to quash foster parents taking in refugees
September 18: Teen ‘bucket bomb’ suspect ‘was reported to counter-terror unit Prevent months before tube attack’
September 18: UK: Plain-clothes SAS troops deployed on London Underground with ‘shoot to kill’ orders
September 19: ISIS ‘bucket bomb’ instruction video still on Google, similar to bomb used in Parsons Green attack
September 16: Neighbors: 18-year-old being held by police on suspicion of planting a bomb on the London underground was arrested two weeks ago at the exact same tube station where the device exploded but released
September 17: Football fans terrify passengers on packed train by setting off smoke bomb one day after Parsons Green terror attack
September 18: London Tube attack suspect identified as Syrian refugee
September 18: Britain downgrades terrorism threat
September 17: Teen arrested on suspicion of planting Tube bomb ‘an Iraqi refugee who moved to the UK aged 15’
September 16: London Attack Used ‘Signature’ ISIS Explosive
September 15: ISIS claim responsibility
September 15: 29 injured, threat level briefly increased to ‘critical’
(The Sun, September 15) Cops identify suspect
Read more: RT, September 15
AP, September 15, 2017.
Hundreds of London police embarked on a massive manhunt Friday, racing to find out who placed a homemade bomb on a packed London subway train during the morning rush hour. The explosion wounded 22 people and ignited a panicked stampede to safety.
Witnesses described seeing a “wall of fire” as the bomb — hidden in a plastic bucket inside a supermarket freezer bag — went off about 8:20 a.m. while the train was at the Parsons Green station in southwest London.
It was not a large explosion, and British police and health officials said none of the injured was thought to be seriously hurt. Yet police said it was a terrorist attack, the fifth in Britain this year.
Six hours later, the Metropolitan Police force said there had been no arrests, but hundreds of detectives, aided by intelligence agents, were looking at surveillance camera footage in the subway, carrying out forensic work and speaking to witnesses.
The site of the blast is in a leafy, affluent part of the city, not near any of London’s top tourist sites. British media reported that the bomb included a timer. It’s not clear whether the device was intended to explode when it did.
Police were alerted when commuters reported a noise and a flash aboard the District Line train. Commuter Lauren Hubbard was on the train when she heard a loud bang.
“I looked around and this wall of fire was just coming towards us. You just run,” said Hubbard, who fled the above-ground station with her boyfriend.
Others described “absolute chaos” as hundreds of people rushed to get away from the danger.
“I ended up squashed on the staircase. People were falling over, people fainting, crying, there were little kids clinging onto the back of me,” said Ryan Barnett, 25.
Mark Rowley, head of counterterrorism for the Metropolitan Police, said “this was a detonation of an improvised explosive device.”
He said 18 people had been injured, most with “flash burns.” Health officials later said four others hurt in the bombing went to hospital themselves.
Rowley said Britain’s domestic intelligence service, MI5, was assisting with the investigation, led by the police counter-terrorism unit.
He gave no information about potential suspects, saying “It’s very much a live investigation.”
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that it was another attack “by a loser terrorist,” adding that “these are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard.”
The London police force declined to comment on Trump’s suggestion that it knew about the attacker.
Photos taken inside the train show a white plastic bucket inside a foil-lined shopping bag. Flames and what appear to be wires emerge from the top.
“There was, out of the corner of my eye, a massive flash of flames that went up the side of the train,” witness Chris Wildish told Sky News. He said it was followed by “an acrid chemical smell.”
He said many of those on board were schoolchildren, who were knocked around as the crowd surged away from the fireball.
Commuter Richard Aylmer-Hall said he saw several people injured, apparently trampled as they fled.
“I saw crying women, there was lots of shouting and screaming, there was a bit of a crush on the stairs going down to the streets,” Aylmer-Hall, said.
During rush hour, the subway train could hold more than 800 people. Aerial footage later showed commuters from other subway trains being evacuated along the elevated track….