Passengers injured at Parsons Green London Underground train

Police officers and ambulance staff on the scene following reports on social media of an explosion in London

Another terrorist attack hit London in the early morning of Friday when an explosion ripped through a crowded tube train at Parsons Green metro station injuring several commuters and causing a stampede.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that most of the injured were suffering from flash burns.

The Metropolitan Police is asking eye-witnesses who have photos of the incident at Parsons Green tube station in west London to upload them to their website.

Pictures taken of the train show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, with wires trailing on to the carriage floor.

The government's emergency committee, Cobra, is meeting at 13:00 BST.

President Trump strongly condemned the latest bombing to hit Europe, calling it another attack in London by a "loser terrorist".

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British authorities have confirmed that 22 people were injured in the West London explosion, which is being investigated as a terror attack by police. "I looked up and saw the whole carriage engulfed in flames making its way towards me", Ola Fayankinnu, who was on the train, said.

The London Ambulance Service said it was called at 8:20 a.m. local time and dispatched multiple resources to the scene, including a hazardous area response team.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan told LBC radio that Londoners will see more police on the streets of the British capital.

London Underground blast: People leave the scene of an explosion at a southwest London subway station in London on Friday.

Witnesses described seeing passengers with burns to their faces and bodies coming off the crowded train, and seeing a fire or hearing an explosion. The Met has urged the public to remain calm but vigilant and to contact police if they see anything suspicious.

Otso Iho, a senior analyst at Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, said the latest attack showed a "continued high intent, but low capability" of the terrorism threat in Britain.

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