Bomb on UK Tube had ‘mother of Satan’ de­vice

Same ex­plo­sive was used in Manchester ter­ror­ist at­tack

The Asian Age - - World -

Lon­don, Sept. 16: The bomb that failed to det­o­nate on a Lon­don Un­der­ground train con­tained the same pow­er­ful ex­plo­sive used in the Manchester at­tack and deadly bomb­ings across Europe, it has emerged.

Ac­cord­ing to The In­de­pen­dent, Ben Wal­lace, the se­cu­rity min­is­ter, con­firmed the home­made de­vice con­tained tri­ace­tone triper­ox­ide (TATP), known as the ‘mother of Satan’.

The moniker is earned by the in­sta­bil­ity of the ex­plo­sive, which can be ig­nited by heat, fric­tion, static or even move­ment, caus­ing the deaths of sev­eral would-be bombers.

Ear­lier, the Bri­tish po­lice ar­rested an 18-yearold man in the south­ern port of Dover on Satur­day in a ‘sig­nif­i­cant’ de­vel­op­ment in the hunt for the peo­ple be­hind a Lon­don com­muter train bomb­ing that in­jured 30 peo­ple a day ear­lier.

Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May put Bri­tain on the high­est se­cu­rity level of ‘crit­i­cal’ on Fri­day, mean­ing an at­tack may be im­mi­nent, and sol­diers and armed po­lice de­ployed to se­cure strate­gic sites and hunt down the per­pe­tra­tors.

The home-made bomb shot flames through a packed com­muter train dur­ing the Fri­day morn­ing

The pub­lic will see more armed po­lice on the trans­port net­work and on our streets pro­vid­ing ex­tra pro­tec­tion. This is a pro­por­tion­ate and sen­si­ble step — Theresa

May, Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter

rush hour in west Lon­don but ap­par­ently failed to det­o­nate fully.

— AFP

An armed po­lice of­fi­cer and a mil­i­tary per­sonel stand guard as the House­hold Cav­alry leave the Horse Guards Pa­rade in Lon­don on Satur­day.

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