from Counter Extremism Project’s Eye on Extremism, May 8, 2018
“The man accused of planting the Parsons Green Tube bomb was “trained on how to kill” by Islamic State, a court has heard. Iraqi asylum seekerAhmed Hassan, 18, who came to Britain illegally in the back of lorry in 2015, told immigration officials that he had been forced to join IS after they threatened to kill members of his family. Interviewed at an immigration centre in Croydon in January 2016, Mr Hassan, said: “They trained us how to kill. It was all religious based.” He said he had trained alongside around 1,000 other fighters in Iraq and would spend three or four hours a day in the mosque. But he told officials he had escaped Isil when the Iraqi army overran them, and denied having been sent to Europe to work for them. The teenager was still having his asylum application processed when he was accused of planting a home made bomb on a District Line carriage during the rush-hour on Sept 15 last year. The Old Bailey was told Mr Hassan assembled the potentially deadly device using materials he bought on Amazon.”
….the device was made from the volatile chemical explosive TATP and contained a large amount of shrapnel to cause “maximum harm and carnage”.
The 2.2kg of sockets, screws, bolts, nails, knives and screwdrivers had been put inside a white bucket, and an improvised initiator and explosives placed inside a Lidl bag….
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