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

Bomb found outside Greek labour ministry

Greek police forces found a bomb outside the labour ministry in central Athens on Monday. Police got hold of the device in a rucksack kept against the shutters of the Ministry, on a central thoroughfare in Athens.

Police said it was one of the three suspect packages they had found and later examined. According to The Guardian, a police source told AFP that it was a time bomb which was faulty as it had failed to explode at the set time.

Efimerida ton Syntakton daily told The Guardian it had received an anonymous phone call at 23:20 GMT that a bomb will explode in 40 minutes. The area was cordoned off and bomb squad arrived which carried out three controlled explosions on the rucksack at 02:30 GMT.

Remains of the backpack are being examined. No injuries or casualties have been reported.

No one claimed responsibility but the method of implementation hints at a domestic far-left group. The event took place at a time when lawmakers recently approved a new budget which included additional tax increment and pension cuts demanded by the country’s international creditors.

Sources: Reuters, Foxnews

Image source: Reuters

 

 

Bomb found outside Greek labour ministry

Greek police forces found a bomb outside the labour ministry in central Athens on Monday. Police got hold of the device in a rucksack kept against the shutters of the Ministry, on a central thoroughfare in Athens.

Police said it was one of the three suspect packages they had found and later examined. According to The Guardian, a police source told AFP that it was a time bomb which was faulty as it had failed to explode at the set time.

Efimerida ton Syntakton daily told The Guardian it had received an anonymous phone call at 23:20 GMT that a bomb will explode in 40 minutes. The area was cordoned off and bomb squad arrived which carried out three controlled explosions on the rucksack at 02:30 GMT.

Remains of the backpack are being examined. No injuries or casualties have been reported.

No one claimed responsibility but the method of implementation hints at a domestic far-left group. The event took place at a time when lawmakers recently approved a new budget which included additional tax increment and pension cuts demanded by the country’s international creditors.

Sources: Reuters, Foxnews

Image source: Reuters

 

The Horror Lives On

Japan: Hiroshima marks the 69th anniversary of the horrifying nuclear bomb attacks on Wednesday.  Several peace ceremonies are to be conducted throughout the day in order to pray for the souls of the victims who lost their lives in an attack that still shakes up the citizen of Japan.

Mayor Kazumi Matsui invited US President Barack Obama along with other world leaders to visit the cities that were affected during the bombings that took place in 1945. In his speech, he exclaimed his belief that once the leaders of the world would visit the A-bombed cities, they would join hands with him to eradicate the menace of the nuclear weapons.

Exactly 69 years back, during the end of the Second World War, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing an estimated 1, 40,000 people as an aftermath. After three days, Nagasaki too was bombed in a similar way, killing almost 70,000 people. It was the first and last time that a nuclear weapon was used during a war.

Though it has been a long time ever since, the horror in the minds of the survivors, their families and the citizen in general lives on, so much so that nuclear weapons are considered to be a form of evil till date.

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