September 15, 2017 / 11:07 AM / 10 days ago

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

Police, fire and ambulance crew attend to an incident at Parsons Green underground station in London, Britain, September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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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