The explosion of a taxi occurred this Sunday, November 14, on the outskirts of a liverpool hospital (northwest of England), in which one man died and another was injured, has been declared a terrorist actMerseyside Police confirmed Monday.
During a press conference to give more details of the event, the deputy inspector of the Antiterrorist Unit of the North West police force, Russ Jackson, also revealed that the explosion was caused, according to his investigations, by “a homemade device makeshift taxi passenger carrying “, who died.
“Although the motivation is not yet understood, taking into account all the circumstances, it has been declared a terrorist incident and the anti-terrorist police continue with the investigation, which will continue to focus on understanding how the explosive was manufactured, the motivation for what happened and if there is any someone else involved, “he said
There are four arrested for the attack
At three arrests carried out yesterday in the Kensington area of the aforementioned city – three men aged 21, 26 and 29 years – joins today a fourth arrest of a new suspect who will be questioned later, the official said.
According to what has been ascertained so far, the taxi driver, who was injured in the explosion, picked up the passenger at a location located about ten minutes from the Women’s Hospital in that city. The video circulates on social networks captured by security cameras from the precise moment the vehicle arrives and explodes:
The policeman stated that after the device was detonated, around 11.00 GMT, “notably, the driver escaped from the taxi; he has been treated for his injuries and has already been discharged of the hospital”.
“Emergency services rushed to the scene and the Merseyside Fire Department put out the fire, after which it was immediately apparent that the passenger who remained in the vehicle had died, “he revealed, pointing out that although the body believes it already knows the identity of the deceased, they still cannot confirm it.
According to a report by the EFE agency, the police consider that it was the passenger who died who “manufactured an improvised explosive device that caused the explosion” outside the medical center.
In this sense, the head of the North West antiterrorist unit pointed out that at this time “no connection is established” between what happened and some events previously held in the area on the occasion of the so-called Remembrance Sunday -for those killed in combat- although he said that it is “a line of investigation”.
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