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CST warns community to be vigilant after Parsons Green terror attack

Police say there is "no evidence that the explosion has any connection" to Jews in London.

    The scene at Parson's Green following the attack
    The scene at Parson's Green following the attack

    The police have reassured the Jewish community after the attempted bomb attack on a commuter train at Parsons Green in west London on Friday morning.

    The Community Security Trust contacted Scotland Yard and was told that there, at this stage, there was "no evidence that the explosion has any connection" to Jews in London.

    But CST warned the community to be on its guard following the incident.

     “Nevertheless, given the current high terror threat level and the potential for attacks against multiple targets, including against the Jewish community, we urge everybody to be vigilant, to report anything suspicious and to follow all security protocols and instructions if you are visiting a Jewish location,” said a CST spokesperson.

    The Board of Deputies has sent its condolences to those who were caught up in the explosion.

    “Our thoughts go out to all of those injured in the terrorist attack on a train at Parsons Green Station this morning,” said Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies. “The more the extremists attempt to disrupt our lives and challenge our values of tolerance and mutual respect, the stronger our resolve and determination to defeat them.”

    Witnesses have described hearing a loud bang and seeing fellow passengers with burns, followed by a panicked commuters fleeing Parsons Green station.

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