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- Other terrorism news below the London follow-up
#France #ChalonSurSaone – 2 women attacked with a hammer by a man shouting allah akbar. Attacker on the run. – https://t.co/TwgjYRHB8o
** Police ask not to distribute their locations and pictures of their operation.
** Attacker is dressed in black. Major police and gendarmerie operation underway
** Mayor asks his population to be extremely vigilant
#London – Explosion reported @ #ParsonsGreen underground station
** No service btw Earls Court to Wimbledon. Buses, South Western and London Overground accepting tickets via any reasonable route
** Explosion (in or of a bucket) reportedly happened near the rear of the train. (Pic Andy Webb)
** Wounded are being treated outside the station. Armed police on scene. (Pics: Metro UK)
** London Ambulance Service sent hazardous area response team to
#ParsonsGreen, priority to assess level and nature of injuries.
** Local church
@StDionisPG is open and offering shelter, coffee and tea. – 18A, Parsons Green – SW6 4UH
** Police are asking again to avoid the area.
** Uber is aware of the incident @
#ParsonsGreen, has turned off dynamic pricing, will refund all journeys from the affected area
** Police defused a 2nd explosive. (Daily Telegraph journalist on scene)
** Police are asking everyone to remain vigilant & to report any suspicious behaviour by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040.
#CT-forces say their working assumption is that the #ParsonsGreen incident is terrorism. (BBC)
** Explosion @
#ParsonsGreen declared terrorist incident – https://twitter.com/metpoliceuk/status/908620962987433984
** Fire brigade is on scene with 6 fire engines, 2 fire rescue units, approx 50 firefighters & specialist officers
** Road closures @
#ParsonsGreen – Fulham Rd, btwn Munster Rd & North End Rd. – Parsons Green Lane closed N/B at New Kings Rd.
** 18 people were taken to hospital after
#ParsonsGreen attack. No serious injuries
** Meanwhile, on
#Telegram, #IS-fans are celebrating the attacks. No official claims
** Firefighters were on scene of
#ParsonsGreen attack within 3 minutes
** Support for anyone affected can be found here, as well as an appeal for witnesses (and images) – https://t.co/nOxagbOLJp
** NHS say there are now 22 people being treated across 4 hospital trusts in London after
** H&F Council & police opened rest centre @ Lancaster Court estate for
#ParsonsGreen residents evacuated/affected by attack.
** Services remain affected on
#DistrictLine following the #ParsonsGreen incident: British Transport Police.
** Side note 1: In June
#IS called for attacks on trains
** Side note 2:
#AlQaeda mentioned train attacks too in their last issue of #Inspire magazine
** That said, the IED only partially exploded, pointing towards amateurism. But if on the run: might improve his/her skills
** Tube line between High Street Kensington and Edgeware Road has been suspended due to an incident
** British officials:
#Trump response to London terror attack ‘unhelpful’ – https://t.co/ncR55LE0g1
** Theresa May says the UK’s terror threat level will remain at severe (4 out of 5) meaning a terror attack is highly likely.
** The closure between Earl’s Court and Wimbledon, will be in place until the end of service.
Fulham Rd now reopened e/bnd at Fulham Palace Rd & w/bnd at North End Rd.
** Area around
#ParsonsGreen evacuated to secure remnants of the IED. – https://t.co/CvsEVNSqED
** New Kings Rd reopen w/bnd at Wandsworth Bridge Rd & e/bnd at Fulham High St. Parsons Green Lane is closed.
** Parsons Green Lane remains closed while Police continue their investigation. Expect delays due to diverting traffic.
** NHS England says 29 people have been treated after an explosion at
#ParsonsGreen tube station in West London.
#IS has claimed the attack
** A security source to Amaq: the bombing of the IED in the London tube was carried out by a unit affiliated to the Islamic State
** PM May says soldiers will be deployed to replace police officers on guard duty at certain sites.
#IS issued a more elaborate statement, saying a cell of 3 people is involved in attack @ #ParsonsGreen.
#IS issued a more elaborate statement, saying soldiers planted IEDs (both in plural).
** They also state that “what is coming is more devastating and bitter”.
** The bucket was packed with
#TATP and nails – https://t.co/4qx3qpLlqH
** Explosion caused by IED: AC Mark Rowley.
** AC Rowley: “Urgent inquiries ongoing with detectives looking at CCTV, carrying out forensic work & speaking to witnesses”
** AC Rowley: “Today & over the weekend you can expect to see a heightened police presence, particularly in crowded places”
Footage of the burning bag
#Philippines #Marawi – Military releases videos recovered from #IS-linked #Maute fighters – https://t.co/bHgmrShs5B #Italy #Milan – Suspicious package at Loreto metro stop. Line 1 between Palestro and Pasteur and the M2 between Lambrate and Caiazzo stopped
** Buses are transporting the commuters for the time being
#Tunisia #AlBassatine – Takfiri cell of 5 arrested – https://t.co/GWQt1LvKqk #USA #LosAngeles – Security tightened on Metro trains and buses after bomb attack on London subway – https://t.co/29METQWWaJ
** All clear.
#USA #NewYork – Israeli consulate in New York closed after package containing white powder and threat against PM #Netanyahu discovered (i24) #Lebanon – French embassy says to be extremely vigilant over the next 48 hours – https://t.co/EEqIsc9RVR #Libya #Benghazi – Car bomb explodes near Bodzirah Park in Al-Kwayfiya district, 7 km north of downtown Benghazi. No casualties reported.
** Updated toll: 3 injured.
#Turkey – Turkey says #Belgium is a weak link in fighting terror – https://t.co/MkuGrl5izR #UK #Birmingham – Alleged knifeman (unconfirmed) arrested.
** “The man was arrested for possession of bladed article and taken to hospital. It was not terrorism related”:
#BTP spox. #BurkinaFaso – Explosion heard near to Kanazoé mosque. Gendarmerie on scene to neutralize suspicious package. (Ouaga FM) #Switzerland #Thayngen – Woman arrested during routine check @ border crossing. She was traveling on a bus from Germany to Switzerland
** She was arrested on suspicion of membership of an extremist religious group. – https://t.co/Fv3DUdZjhE
#Iraq #Kirkuk – #IS execute senior leader for fleeing Kirkuk stronghold – https://t.co/gWLrdLSCSD #Afghanistan #Kandahar – Explosion targets convoy of Romanian forces. 3 of them are injured.
** 1 Romanian soldier has died
#Afghanistan #Kapisa – Two #Taliban militants blown while planting IED in Kapisa – https://t.co/9fjbWGyx5Q #Sweden #Lomma – Car with explosives stopped and seized. 45-year-old driver detained. – https://t.co/N5Yd5MaQkF #France #Paris – 1 soldier of #Sentinelle operation attacked. No injuries. Attacker arrested. – https://t.co/D8Dw3yPT8o