Trump scolded by police and PM for 'unhelpful' tweets after London attack

Police are today hunting for the'bucket bomber who tried blow up a rush hour Tube train amid claims that he is armed and may have left other devices

Police are today hunting for the'bucket bomber who tried blow up a rush hour Tube train amid claims that he is armed and may have left other devices

President Trump weighed in Friday on an attack in London by a "loser terrorist" and used the episode to call for an expansion of his travel ban that has temporarily blocked entry into the United States by citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.

Trump told reporters after his tweet that he had been briefed on the London incident, and he also said he would be speaking with May, although it was not clear whether his reference to Scotland Yard came up on the call.

At least 22 people were injured, mostly with burns, after an improvised explosive device exploded aboard a crowded subway vehicle Friday morning at London's Parsons Green station.

He added: "The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific - but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!"

The travel ban has been ensnared in the courts since Trump's first attempt to enact the policy in January.

Officials have said the 90-day period will expire in less than two weeks, and Trump will face a critical decision on what to do about the ban's future.

Trump urged more proactive steps like better policing of internet use by terrorist groups.

Terror probe launched after knife-wielding man attacks soldier in Paris
The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans. The man was taken to the main Chateletpolice station, and now faces a range of terrorist charges.

According to BBC, the explosive device had a timer, but "may have partially failed", which could explain why the attack was not worse. "It keeps going and going, and we have to be very smart and we have to be very, very tough - perhaps we're not almost tough enough".

More than 20 people were hospitalized after the explosion.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan criticized Trump for the tweets and called on the British government to rescind an invitation for the president to visit the country. "We are also aware of the attack in Burgundy, and our thoughts are with those wounded in that incident", Sanders said.

The manhunt for the terrorist who placed the homemade bomb, which only partially exploded, on the subway train is underway while the investigation into the attack continues.

Trump referred to the potential attacker as "another loser terrorist."

"Must be proactive & nasty!" The 90-day travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen lapses in late September, and the 120-day refugee ban will expire a month later.

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