LONDON (AP) - U.S. President Donald Trump is calling a fire at a London subway station another attack "by a loser terrorist" and suggesting police there may have missed an opportunity to prevent it. He also is suggesting that the government cut off internet access to extremist groups.
Trump tweeted Friday: "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!"
He later added: "Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner. The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!"
The London Ambulance Service says 18 people have been taken to hospitals with injuries, not thought to be life-threatening
Police say the fire on a London subway train was caused by the detonation of an improvised explosive device.
Police say it was a terrorist incident and is being handled by the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism unit.
Police said there were 18 people injured, with most suffering flash burns.
There will be an increased police presence on London as the incident is investigated.
Police did not provide details on any suspects.
The London Ambulance Service says 18 people have been taken to hospitals after a fire at a subway station that police are calling a terrorist attack.
The ambulance service says none of the injuries is thought to be serious or life-threatening.
Passengers reported seeing people with burns to their faces and bodies after the fire on a Tube train at Parsons Green station.
The ambulance service says it was called at 8:30 a.m. Friday and the first crews were on the scene within five minutes.