Bomb on UK Tube had ‘mother of Satan’ device
Same explosive was used in Manchester terrorist attack
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.
An armed police officer and a military personel stand guard as the Household Cavalry leave the Horse Guards Parade in London on Saturday.