Liverpool Explosion Declared Terrorist
British police say they believed they are aware of the identity of the perpetrator but could not disclose it.
British police announced that the explosion outside Liverpool Women's Hospital was a "terrorist incident", stressing that the motive is not clear yet.
Police confirmed, according to Reuters, that they knew the identity of the passenger who was carrying the bomb that exploded inside the taxi outside Liverpool Women's Hospital, northern England, but could not reveal it.
"Although the motivation for this incident is yet to be understood, given all the circumstances, it has been declared a terrorist incident," Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson of Counter-Terrorism Policing Northwest said.
The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has raised the UK terrorism threat level from SUBSTANTIAL (an attack is likely) to SEVERE (an attack is highly likely).— Counter Terrorism Policing UK (@TerrorismPolice) November 15, 2021
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Following the incident, Britain raised its national threat level on Monday to severe, meaning an attack is seen as highly likely.
The British police had announced on Sunday that one person was killed and another was injured in the explosion of a taxi that stopped at approximately 11:00 GMT just outside the Liverpool Women's Hospital.
The passenger in the car died at the scene of the explosion, while its driver was injured, and he is still in hospital in a stable condition.