Skip to main content

Islamic State group claims responsibility for London attack

Members of the emergency services work near Parsons Green underground tube station in west London. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 16, 2017, 03.02 AM (IST)

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on the London underground train that injured 29 people.

"The bombing on a metro in London was carried out by a detachment of the Islamic State" group, a statement published by its Amaq propaganda agency stated.

Prime Minister Theresa May raised the national terror threat to 'critical', indicating that another attack could happen. 

On Friday morning, a home-made bomb partially exploded on a packed commuter train heading into London leaving several injured. The incident took place at 8:20 am(0720 GMT). 

This incident was Britain's fifth terrorism-related incident of the year, said the police. 

 (With inputs from AFP)

Show Comments
  • delete