London Underground bomb suspect 'trained' by Islamic State in Iraq

TUBE BOMB CHEMICALS DELIVERED TO THORNTON HEATH

TUBE BOMB CHEMICALS DELIVERED TO THORNTON HEATH

Ahmed Hassan, 18, had left the bomb containing 400g of explosives and shrapnel on the floor, having got off one stop earlier, his Old Bailey trial was told.

'The bucket containing the device had been loaded with pieces of shrapnel, that is, metal objects created to be propelled out of the device during the explosion, causing maximum harm and carnage to those in the surrounding area, ' Miss Morgan said.

Almost 100 people escaped with their lives when the explosion caused a fireball in the carriage at Parsons Green in southwest London on September 15 previous year.

"Had the device fully detonated, it is inevitable that serious injury and significant damage would have been caused within the carriage".

Mr Hassan was placed with the couple after arriving in Britain in the back of a lorry via the Channel Tunnel in October 2015.

The man accused of planting the Parsons Green bomb wanted to cause "maximum carnage" by planting a bomb on a rush-hour train, his trial has heard.

But Hassan had got off the carriage at Putney Bridge Station before the bomb went off on a timer, the court heard.

Hassan alleged that he was training along with 1,000 other Iraqis and spend four hours a day in a mosque.

There were 93 people in the packed Tube carriage when the device partially exploded in at 8.20am, sending a fireball into the air and severely burning commuters.

There were 93 people in the carriage where the bomb was planted during the morning rush hour in September a year ago, the court has heard.

Iraqi asylum seeker, 18, who arrived in Britain in the back of a lorry 'injured 30 commuters after detonating bucket bomb

The device exploded in a ball of fire as the train pulled into Parsons Green station at 8.20am on September 15 past year, leaving passengers badly burned.

On September 15, the defendant left his home shortly before 7am and took the train from Sunbury to Wimbledon, walking through schoolchildren and commuters carrying his bomb, jurors heard. He could have stopped the detonation.

CCTV played to the jury of the incident showed a large fireball engulfing the carriage and people ducking from the flames.

Miss S said she suffered severe burns on her legs, as well as burns on her hands and face, and was still being treated six months after the explosion.

Describing what happened, she said: "I heard a loud bang, like a cracking bang".

One passenger told the court she could "smell herself burning and saw her hair was on fire", the BBC reports.

Stephen Nash noticed a "blinding light and the feeling that he was in a furnace engulfed in flames", the court was told.

The jury was told that some of the ingredients for the device were bought on Amazon and CCTV captured Hassan buying a drill in Aldi and batteries and a screwdriver set in Asdain Feltham.

Officials said there would have been many more injuries and probably deaths if the device had fully exploded.

The main charge may have failed to explode because the initiator was not sufficiently embedded in the TATP, or because the TATP had been poorly made, the court has heard.

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