Explosion in tube in UK caused by kind of pressure cooker bomb: Investigators
Sept 15, London: The improvised explosion which took place at rush hour at Parsons Green underground station, has left 18 people injured.
The Metropolitan Police Terrorism Command confirmed they were investigating the incident. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the IED did not fully detonate.
Rowley said it was understood that “most” of the 18 injured were suffering from “flash burns.”
He added that hundreds of detectives are involved in the investigation, including scouring CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses.
The homemade device is believed to be the same type that was used in the Boston Marathon bombings. Experts believe the device was some kind of crude “pressure cooker bomb” that did not detonate properly.
Major General Chip Chapman told Sky News: “It’s no accident this was both in a confined place and a crowded place.
“It seems to be this bomb either malfunctioned or it’s not TATP, the explosives used by groups like ISIS [Islamic State].
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