Parsons Green bomber ‘trained by ISIS’

Ahmed Hassan, the man accused of last September’s Parsons Green Tube bombing, has claimed that he had been taken by force by ISIS in Iraq and given training.

Hassan, who denies attempted murder and causing an explosion likely to endanger life, says that the terrorist cell group threatened to kill his uncle and brother if he resisted being taken, telling jurors that ISIS ‘trained us on how to kill’.

However, the suspect denied that ISIS had sent him to Europe to work for them.

The incident on 15 September 2017 left 30 people injured, when the home-made, improvised bomb detonated in a District Line train carriage at the west London station. The device was made from the chemical explosive TATP and contained 2.2kg of sockets, screws, bolts, nails, knives and screwdrivers.

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