Police Confirm London Tube Explosion Was ‘Terrorist Attack’

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Authorities have confirmed that an explosion at London’s Parsons Green underground station was a terrorist attack and that several people were injured.

Emergency services are responding to the incident at Parsons Green tube station in West London following an explosion on a train Friday morning

RT reports:

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Armed police rushed to an incident on Friday morning after reports of an explosion on a packed rush-hour commuter train. Several people have been injured.

The Metropolitan Police tweeted: “The Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are investigating as Parsons Green tube station is declared a terrorist incident.

“Too early to confirm cause of fire –  now subject to the investigation that is underway.

“Station is cordoned off. Please avoid the area.”

Commuters reported the explosion stemmed from a fire in a bucket, although the contents of the bucket are not known. Images and videos circulating on social media show what appears to be a burning bucket inside a shopping bag on the floor of the train.