Britain Expects More Attacks As ISIS Claims Responsibility For Subway Blast

London terror attack at Parsons Green likened to 7/7

London terror attack at Parsons Green likened to 7/7

The explosion - labeled a terrorist attack by police - wounded 22 people and ignited a panicked stampede to safety.

This is the fifth such terrorist attack on Britain this year.

Local authorities said most of the injuries seemed to have been caused by flash burns.

Meanwhile, hundreds of British police were embarking on a massive manhunt Friday, racing to find out who placed a homemade bomb on a packed London subway train during the morning rush hour.

In the despicable message thread these extremists said that the device, that was meant to kill, would "rock London" if it had exploded.

M Rowley also said it was "very routine" in incidents of this kind for IS to say it carried out the attack "whether or not they've had any previous engagement with the individuals involved".

The site of the attack, London's Parsons Green underground station, was re-opened in the early hours of Saturday.

London explosion victims in Parsons Green
PA TERROR Victims were led from the scene bandages and suffering burns

"We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning".

Detectives used CCTV images from the station and train to single out the suspect believed to have planted the homemade device, but were still working to identify the bomber.

Theresa May raised the threat level to the highest possible rating, meaning another attack is expected imminently.

He asked the public to remain "vigilant", but said people should "not be alarmed". We are not, at this time, changing our protective security measures and the steps taken to free up extra armed officers remain in place. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday tweeted that Israel stands "with PM May and the people of Britain in our common fight against the forces of terror".

South Yorkshire will see an "increased policing and security presence" in response to the London tube attack.

The British police added that "This arrest would lead to more activity from our officers".

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the blast as we wish them a speedy recovery", he said.

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