LONDON (AFP) – An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker on Friday received a life sentence with a minimum 34-year jail term over the botched bombing of a rush-hour London Underground train that injured 30 people.
Judge Charles Haddon-Cave said Ahmed Hassan had constructed a homemade bomb “to kill as many members of the British public as possible”.
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Hassan left the improvised bucket bomb filled with screwdrivers, knives, nuts, bolts and “Mother of Satan” TATP explosives in a carriage carrying 93 passengers on September 15 last year.
It partially exploded at Parsons Green Tube station in west London, one stop after he had alighted, triggering a stampede that injured tens of other passengers.