Bomb Explosion in London Underground Train Confirmed as an Act of Terrorism

On Friday morning, a crudely made bomb exploded on a London Underground train at 8 20 am. The device explosion injured twenty nine commuters. The people were immediately rushed to hospitals for their burn injuries and have been discharged now. A police investigation has begun for the person who detonated the bomb, and evacuation of the station has been completed.

The blast occurred at Parsons Green on a District Line underground train from Wimbledon. Scotland Yard has determined that the incident was of terrorism. A huge number of detectives and MI5 have been deployed to hunt down the person who initiated the act. The bomb had been made in an improvised manner and placed inside a white bucket reportedly with a timer. The bomb was said to not have exploded in the intended manner, which otherwise would have killed all commuters around it and grievously injured all present on the train.
Britain Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack heavily and released a statement saying the UK’s terror threat levels would be reviewed again. Scarily, this is already the fifth incident of terrorism happening in the UK this year, and the only one in which all survived. Expert handlers will be looking at the remains of the device which is now in the hands of the police.
News Sources- The New York Times, BBC

Dhaka Attacks: 2 Key Witnesses Go Missing

Following the terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery and O’Kitchen restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic enclave on July 1, two witnesses namely, Tahmid Hasib Khan and Hasnat R Karim have reportedly gone missing.
According to the Dhaka Tribune, families of both Tahmid and Hasnat have given statements stating that none of the two have reached home, after they were released by the police on the night of July 6, hours before the Eid celebration.
Tahmid and Hasnat were rescued by security forces along with at least 30 other hostages, on July 2 and were taken in for interrogation soon after the rescue operation along with other survivors. All other survivors, except Tahmid, a student of University of Toronto and Hasnat , a former teacher at the North South University, were released a day after their rescue.
It is still not certain as to why they were the only ones detained for an extended 72 hours as compared to the rest of the survivors. However, sources in the police department have claimed that both of them gave separate statements about the incident.
As per initial reports, police said that they were looking for their alleged linkage in the terror strike at Gulshan café. According to Deputy Commisioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Masudur Rahman stated that both youths were released after interrogation.
While Rezaul Karim, Hasnat’s father has confirmed that his son has not made it home. A search campaign was initiated by Tahmid’s family on social media in the hope of finding him after the attack.


Pathankot: BSF shoots intruder, two others escape

The Border Security Force team shot a suspected intruder along the Indo-Pak border at Pathankot, on Thursday morning. A total of three intruders were found trying to cross the border of which one was shot dead and the other two managed to escape before. The interlopers were seen entering India from the area of Tash Lassian in the Pathankot sector.

Officials said the Border Security Force team which is deployed at the International Border (IB) found suspicious movement near the Bamiyal area at about 6 am this morning. The troops then fired at them to prevent breach of any kind.

“One intruder has been killed while two others fled back from the IB. The area where the incident took place is called Taash and is in Gurdaspur sector near Bamiyal in Pathankot,” they said.

BSF Inspector General, Anil Paliwal said that the intruders wanted to take advantage of  high levels of fog and enter India but were intercepted by BSF personnel

Bamiyal area where today’s incident occurred is the exact same area through which the terrorist involved in the Pathankot terror attack nearly three weeks ago entered India from Pakistan.

Sources said that the intruders who were sent into India were from Jalalabad village of Pakistan, close to the International border in front of Tash Lassian and Bhariyal villages in India.

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