BREAKING NEWS: Iraqi asylum seeker, 18, is found guilty of trying to murder up to 93 commuters by blowing up packed Parsons Green Tube train with 'Mother of Satan' bomb he built in his foster home

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A teenage asylum-seeker who built a 'Mother of Satan' nail bomb in the bedroom of his foster home before trying to blow up a tube train is facing a lengthy jail term after he was convicted of attempted murder today.

Ahmed Hassan, 18, tried to kill 93 people by setting off a 'bucket bomb' at Parsons Green station in west London last September. Luckily the device failed to properly detonate, but still left 51 passengers with serious burns.

Hassan - Iraq - Turkey - Italy - France

Hassan had left his native Iraq and travelled through Turkey, Italy and France before getting into the UK on the back of the lorry coming through the Channel Tunnel.

After being looked after in a charity-run shelter, he was taken in by foster parents Penelope and Ronald Jones in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey and sent to a local college.

Foster - Parents - Holiday - Summer - YouTube

But while his foster parents were away on holiday last summer, he studied YouTube videos on how to make explosives before building a bomb from household objects including Tupperware boxes, a vase and 2.2kg of knives, screwdrivers and nails.

Many passengers were badly burned, but it was only a 'matter of luck' that scores were not killed, prosecutors have said.

Case - Questions - Authorities - Hassan - Immigration

The disturbing case will raise questions of authorities after it emerged Hassan told immigration officials he had been 'trained to kill' by ISIS, and said to a teacher it was his 'duty to hate Britain'.

Barnardo's worker Youseff Habibi told jurors he caught Hassan listening to an Arabic song on YouTube along the lines of 'coming to the slaughter in your own home' when he was living in a children's home in Surrey.

Story - ISIS - Training - Camp - Bid

He later claimed he had made up the story about having been in an ISIS training camp in a bid to get asylum in Britain, but a jury rejected his claims that the bomb plot was a 'fantasy'.

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