London Terror Attack

CONNOR MCNALLY

Tragedy struck London when an improvised explosive device on a London underground train exploded, injuring 29 people. London’s Metropolitan Police Service is now saying that it was a terrorist attack. No injuries are life-threatening, according to the police. The blast occurred at 8:20 a.m. (3:20 a.m. ET) on Friday at Green Tube station, a line from southwest London to the center of the capital, so it begs the question – was the explosive suppose to go off in the capital or not? Police do not have an answer to this question yet. Assistant police commissioner of London Metropolitan Police Service says, “most of the injuries appear to be the results of flash burns.” He also states, “it is a live investigation and a manhunt has been issued.” Hundreds of detectives and MI5 (Britain’s domestic intelligence service) agents are working around the clock to find the perpetrator. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK terror threat level will stay “critical.”

On Friday, September 15th at 7:02 p.m., ISIS took responsibility for the attack. London has been hit yet again by the terrorist group after the June 4th, 2017 attack that took 7 lives and injured 48 others. When will the terror end? No one can answer this. London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan says, “rest assured the full resources of our police and security services are being deployed to track down those responsible. They will be caught and brought to justice.” London is not out of the woods yet as continuous updates are issued by the UK government.