Blast injures 29 on London Underground train

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LONDON — United Kingdom police and security forces are looking for the person or persons responsible for a blast on the London Underground Friday morning that injured 29 people, U.K. media report.

Media report that the flames followed the blast from a package on a crowded subway train at 8:20 a.m. during the busiest part of the morning rush hour.

Police have told local media they believe the blast was a terrorist attack. Witnesses tell U.K. journalists that they heard a loud bang followed by a flash. Police are calling the bomb an improvised explosive device, which they say appears to have not exploded fully.

The incident happened on a District Line train bound for central London at Parsons Green station in the west of London where the District Line operates above ground.

London's subway was hit by multiple terror attacks in July 2005 which killed 52 people.

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