After ISIS claimed responsibility for Friday’s London subway attack, the British government announced that the country’s terror threat level has been raised from “severe” to “critical.” In the attack, 22 people were injured.
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ISIS officially claimed responsibility Friday for the London subway attack in which 22 people were injured. “The bombing on the subway train in London was carried out by a military unit belonging to the Islamic State,” the murderous terrorist group’s Amaq news agency stated.
Minutes after the announcement, the British government announced that the country’s terror threat level has been increased from “severe” to “critical,” the highest level, which indicates that there is a possibility of an imminent terror attack.
Security forces in London, yesterday Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that “the public will see more armed police on the transport network” as part of the updated threat level. Meanwhile, a senior British security official said that the investigation into the terror attack has significantly advanced but refused to go into detail about his statement.
Yesterday, JOL News reported that the authorities in Britain have identified the suspect who planted the improvised bomb on a subway train, according to Sky News. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement that his city will not be defeated by terrorists. “As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism,” he said. “Our city utterly condemns the hideous individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life.”