Bombing raises terror alert to ‘critical’
BRITAIN’S terror alert has been raised to critical, meaning another attack is expected imminently, after the bombing on the London Underground at Parsons Green.
Prime Minister Theresa May raised the alert to the highest level after an improvised explosive device sent a fireball through a packed train carriage in London during yesterday morning’s rush-hour. Twenty-nine people were injured, most of whom were said to have suffered “flash burns”.
Police Scotland said it was putting more armed officers on the streets and would review security at major events planned for the next few days.
Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: “The public should expect to see armed officers on foot patrol at key locations and crowded places across the country.
“We have well-rehearsed plans to respond to major incidents.”
The Islamic State terror group, through its Amaq news agency, has said it carried out the attack.