September 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Updated: September 15, 2017 8:16 pm

After London train bombing, British PM Theresa May warns another attack may be imminent

WATCH: UK PM Theresa May says further attack ‘may be imminent’


Britain raised its national security threat level to critical from severe on Friday, meaning an attack is expected, after a bomb on a London commuter train injured 29 people.

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Prime Minister Theresa May said in a televised statement that armed police and members of the military would be seen on the streets in the coming days.

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“For this period, military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites that are not accessible to the public,” she said.

British police are chasing down the people they suspect of being behind the bomb, the country’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said.

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Mark Rowley said officers were sifting through surveillance footage and examining the remains of the device.

Twenty-nine people were injured after a home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train engulfed a carriage in flames, but apparently failed to fully explode, in Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident this year.

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