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The 4 attacks so far as of 15:32 GMT are:

Car filled with explosives stopped in Lomma (Sweden)
Knife wielding man stabs soldier (France)
Malfunctioned IED explosion London tube (UK)
Man attacks 2 people with a hammer screaming "Allah Akbar" (France)

By the looks of it there will be more attacks today with a minor incident happening just after the IED explosion of armed police stopping a vehicle of a man wearing a balaclava but told police he was just cold.

As of typing this the Birmingham attack happened - Appears to be criminal not terror related

An "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday's rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed.
The blast, at Parsons Green station on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism.
Twenty-two people are being treated in hospital, mostly for burn injuries.
A hunt for the person who placed the device is under way, with hundreds of detectives and MI5 investigating.


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Swedish police on Friday said they seized a suspected bomb-laden car during a traffic check on the Malmo-Lund highway in Lomma.
A statement revealed that suspicious objects were found and the driver, a 45-year-old man, was arrested.
The highway in southern Sweden was temporarily closed as bomb disposal units investigated the vehicle.
Swedens security forces have been on increased alert in recent months.
On April 7, five people were killed and 15 others injured in an attack in the capital Stockholm as a stolen truck was rammed into a department store.
Reporting by Atila Altuntas:Writing by Ilker Girit


"I can't say very much about the case, for various reasons. We have to wait to hear what this person says in interrogations. A lot of things are not yet clear," police spokesperson Kim Hild told the TT newswire.


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Two women were injured after a hammer-wielding man assaulted them while screaming "Allahu Akbar" in Chalon-sur-Sane, France, according to reports.
The attacker, wearing all black, is still on the run, French media reports.
The two assaults happened near Place de Beaune, 15 minutes apart.
One of the two women is believed to have been hit in the back of the head.
Chalon-sur-Sane is a town in the Sane-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comt, in eastern France.


This attack is separate from the earlier knife attack on the soldier Paris




knife-wielding man attacked a soldier on patrol as part of an anti-terror operation in Paris but did not cause any injuries, police said.
The attacker allegedly lunged at the soldier at the central Chatelet metro station, one of the busiest transport hubs in the French capital, around 6.30am local time, making reference to Allah, a police source said.
The soldier quickly brought the man under control.
Soldiers and police officers have in recent years frequently been the target of attackers in France who often claim allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) terror group.
French defence minister Florence Parly said the fact that the attacker was swiftly brought under control Friday was "proof of the professionalism and efficiency of the Sentinelle soldiers in their mission to protect".


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EDIT: Security sources connected to Sky news have told the publication that CCTV footage has identified a suspect involved in the parsons green bombing.

EDIT: Since Seam mentioned the knife attack in Paris I will include that aswell.

EDIT: As of 20:30 the UK terror threat level has been increased to critical

As of today some members of our armed forces will be overtaking some roles usually given to our police. This will be a similar situation to the aftermath of the Manchester attack which saw a moderate presence of our military on our streets.




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Birmingham 'stabbings' was just criminal stuff.

Nothing to do with an attack, just thugs using knives on each other again. I would remove that since its just misleading.

The Paris incident was 1 soldier attacked with a knife and 2 women injured by a man wielding a hammer.

Sweden incident seems fake, have asked friends who live there and absolutely nothing has been mentioned in news so I don't know where you're hearing that from.




London news seems like the real attack/story here. Don't add other stuff to blow it too out of proportion.

Luckily the explosive on the train failed however, we don't want another 7/7 bombing on our hands.




Please check sources and fact check before posting articles, misinformation is something we don't want.




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Terror wise the world is becoming so terrifying recently. Luckily for me I love nowhere of significance for any terror attacks to take place. (I hope at least)

But for all the other major capitals of the world it's becoming more and more treacherous to literally be anyone. Terrorist activity is becoming much more frequent and it's a scary thought.
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Messages between ISIS indicate today's attacks were a "trial run" for a bigger attack that will "rock London".

MirrorOnline has seen messages on a secret chat group on Telegram - the social media messaging service popular with terrorists - being exchanged this morning between ISIS-supporting members in Syria, Iraq and throughout Europe.
In the messages they praise the attacker who left the bomb on the London Underground tube which injured at least 18 people - and declare that there is more to come.
They begin by exchanging messages like: "Allahuakbar! May Allah accept him. Ameen" - which means "Praise to God!"
They also mock Londoners before being "paranoid that even exploding balloons make them crazy and panic" - launching that "they think it's a bomb!"
Using icons that illustrate planes flying towards buildings and flames - and emojis crying with laughter - they exchange images of the 'bucket bomb' which security sources believe was intended to do much more damage than transpired.


MirrorOnline is not publishing the name of the secret chat group which is deliberately hidden on the Telegram messaging service and cannot be searched for.
Membership is by invitation only - with 'someone having to vouch for you' - and the group has around 150 members.


http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article11177664.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Chat3.jpg

http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article11177666.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/chat1.jpg

Extremely chilling messages posted in the group chat indicate something 7/7 or 9/11 scale could be immanent which would be absolutely horrific.



Source:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/isis-supporters-celebrating-parsons-green-11177391



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It's truly disgusting and depressing that these attacks are still happening consistently and there is no real solution to stopping them from happening. Seems to mostly be happening in France and England, we need more armed police to try and prevent them from happening in important areas like train stations and shopping centres.
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I didn't even see these on the news? Are they hiding it..?
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How long until we do something major to stop this stuff from happening.
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Losiniecki wroteI didn't even see these on the news? Are they hiding it..?


This was the top story on BBC news since it happened and it still is now.
Newspapers aren't too popular among young people, but here:

The Mail on Sunday - Leading story with 6 page analysis.
The Observer - Leading story.
The Sunday Times - Leading story.
Sunday Express - Leading story.
The Daily Star - Leading story with 2 page analysis.
Sunday Mirror - Leading story with 4 page analysis.

Newspapers love terror attacks, they're excellent for news.

You have the inciting incident then you have reactions from MP's, then you have interviews with witnesses, then you have the manhunt, then you have the arrest and all of the information about the suspect, then you have the reasons why the suspect did what they did, how they did what they did, if anyone else was working with them, speculation about upcoming attacks, interviews with security experts, so on and so on.

Terrorism is great for news because people go to the news for information and when people are scared they want to be informed.

They aren't hiding this and there would be no reason for them to hide it.
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