September 15, 2017 / 11:01 AM / 10 months ago

London metro station incident caused by bomb, top police officer says

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said a bomb was used during an explosion at a London metro station which injured 18 people in what officers described as a “terrorist incident.”

“We now assess that this was a detonation of an improvised explosive device,” Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said on Friday.

London’s police is being supported by Britain’s MI5 intelligence service, he said.

Reporting by Kate Holton and Michael Holden; writing by Costas Pitas; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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