Of­fi­cials re­main on high alert for an­other bomb­ing

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - International -

will have to work harder to make bomb com­po­nents more dif­fi­cult to ob­tain.

The fast-mov­ing in­quiry shifted to the pleas­ant town of Sun­bury, where neigh­bors were or­dered to evac­u­ate im­me­di­ately by po­lice.

Mo­j­gan Ja­mali, who lives near the house be­ing searched, said po­lice gave her “one minute” to pack.

“I was in my house with my chil­dren and there was a knock at the door from the po­lice. They told me to leave. They said ‘ You have one minute to get out of the house and get away,’” she said. “I just got out. I got my three chil­dren and we left the house and the street.”

Some neigh­bors were cry­ing and many said they had no idea when they would be able to re­turn to their homes. Po­lice gave many shel­ter and food at a nearby sports club.

Po­lice did not re­veal de­tails about the search, but the pre­cau­tions sug­gested con­cern that there might be ex­plo­sives or vi­o­lent ex­trem­ists on the prop­erty. The Is­lamic State group has claimed one of its units planted the bomb.

Se­cu­rity at sea­ports and air­ports had been in­creased after the at­tack. Of­fi­cials have hinted there may be more than one per­son in­volved, but haven’t re­leased de­tails.

Po­lice are comb­ing through closed-cir­cuit TV im­ages and have ex­ten­sively stud­ied the re­mains of the par­tially det­o­nated ex­plo­sive de­vice, which was con­tained in a bucket with wires hang­ing out of it and con­cealed in a plas­tic shop­ping bag.

The train hit by the bomber at Par­sons Green sta­tion in south­west Lon­don had video cam­eras in each car, and the Lon­don Un­der­ground net­work has thou­sands of cam­eras at the en­trances to sta­tions and along its labyrinth of sub­ter­ranean and above-ground pas­sage­ways.

The Par­sons Green sta­tion was re­opened Satur­day, restor­ing some nor­malcy to Lon­don’s trans­port net­work after a day of se­vere dis­rup­tion. There was no sign of panic among Lon­don­ers and the week­end life of the multicultural city con­tin­ued un­de­terred.

Pre­mier League soc­cer games and Lon­don Fash­ion Week pro­ceeded as usual, with an in­creased se­cu­rity pres­ence, although an­i­mal rights ac­tivists did dis­rupt those try­ing to en­ter the Burberry fash­ion show Satur­day night in cen­tral Lon­don.

Bri­tain has en­dured four other at­tacks this year, which have killed a to­tal of 36 peo­ple. The other at­tacks in Lon­don — near Par­lia­ment, on Lon­don Bridge and near a mosque in Fins­bury Park in north Lon­don — used ve­hi­cles and knives.

In ad­di­tion, a sui­cide bomber struck a packed con­cert hall in Manchester in north­ern Eng­land, killing 22 peo­ple. That at­tack in May also briefly caused the threat level to be set at “crit­i­cal.”

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