An “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a Tube train at Parsons Green station in south-west London during this morning’s rush hour, which the police and Prime Minister have confirmed is being treated as a terror incident.
22 people are being treated in hospital, mostly for burn injuries.
A hunt for the person who placed the device is under way and the area around the station has been evacuated.
Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “cowardly” attack, which she said had “intended to cause significant harm”.
The Prime Minister said the UK’s terror threat level would remain at severe – the second highest.
Speaking in Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, Prime Minister May said there would be an increased armed police presence on the transport network in London.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of the country’s solidarity with Britain against terror: “We stand with Prime Minister May and the people of Britain in our common fight against the forces of terror”.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Mark Regev, said that “Israel stands in solidarity with the people of London” and “our thoughts are with the Parsons Green victims and their families at this difficult time”.