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Trump tweets tough talk after London explosion

Trump tweets tough talk after London explosion

The Metropolitan Police has called US President Donald Trump's response to the Parsons Green terrorist attack "unhelpful" after he tweeted that the "sick and demented people ... were in the sights of Scotland Yard".

Although he confirmed he had been briefed on London, the President did not say whether that briefing happened before or after his tweets.

On Saturday morning officers in Dover, a ferry port on the southeast coast from which passenger ships sail to France, arrested a man and then partially evacuated the area, recovering a number of items, the police said without elaborating.

Police said that an "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a train in west London Friday, injuring at least 22 people, in an incident authorities are treating as terrorism.

Members of the London Fire Brigade stand by cordon near Parsons Green tube station in London on September 15. "They will see over the course of today and the next few days an enhanced police presence, not simply on the public transport network but also across London", Khan told LBC Radio.

"This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses", she said.

"According to a translation by Middle East observer Hassan Hassan, the message on the group's propganda page said: "A security source to Amaq: the bombing of the IED in the London tube was carried out by a unit affiliated to the Islamic State", said The Independent report.

Trump's tweets implied that the British police could have done more to prevent the attack and that United Kingdom authorities had been monitoring those responsible for setting off explosives in the tube station.

At that time, he said: "When I make a statement, I like to be correct". I want the facts.

Was he criticising Scotland Yard and the British intelligence services for not acting sooner?

"I think he means generally that this kind of activity is what we are trying to prevent", McMaster said.

Trump has not been shy in critiquing Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, on Twitter since taking office with Khan even calling on the British government to cancel Trump's state visit.

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