/ 16 November 2021

Liverpool explosion an act of terror


As the UK marked Remembrance Sunday, a suspected terrorist with a homemade bomb died when it exploded inside a taxi outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. He hasn’t been formally identified, but the driver was local man David Perry, and he managed to escape before the car caught fire. He is being hailed a hero for locking the doors and preventing the man from getting out. Overnight, the incident was declared a terror incident by authorities, and 4 men have been arrested in the city under the Terrorism Act. It has seen the UK’s terror threat level lifted to ‘severe’, which indicates that an attack somewhere in the UK is highly likely. It is the 2nd terror incident in a month in the UK after Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed and killed. UK PM Boris Johnson said it was a “stark reminder for all of us to remain vigilant”.

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