London: ISIS on Friday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a packed London Underground train the same day that injured at least 29 people.
“The bombing on a metro in London was carried out by a detachment of the Islamic State” group, it said in a statement published by its Amaq propaganda agency.
According to Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain raised threat level after London bomb.
A loud bang followed by a “wall of fire” broke the calm of a quiet part of London on Friday when a bomb went off on an Underground train, burning commuters who stampeded out of the station.
Local resident Charlie Craven was heading to Parsons Green station in west London on his way to work when he heard a “massive bang” as the device detonated.
“The first thing I saw was an orange sort of fireball encompassing the whole Tube”, he told AFP, his hands still shaking.
“Bit like you see on 24, the TV show, or a movie sort of situation,” said Craven, who works in the City, London’s financial centre.
Lauren Hubbard also heard the explosion and said she saw that a “wall of fire was just coming towards us”.
“It’s hard to explain because it happens in an instant and you run. There were people in it of course, this fireball is just going over your head and everybody’s screaming and you just run out of the tube as quick as you can,” she said.
Twitter user Rrigs, who posted pictures of a white bucket smouldering on the train, said a “Fireball flew down carriage and we just jumped out open door”.
The bucket looked like the type used by builders and there appeared to be cables coming out of it.
At least 29 was injured in the attack — most with flash burns, according to police.
Others were injured in the stampede during chaotic scenes at the station.
“We were very, very lucky,” said Sally Faulding, a 51-year-old teacher who was on her way to work.
The explosion took place just as the train pulled into the station, she said, so “the doors opened automatically and everybody got out”.