Sep 15, 2017

Axios PM

By Mike Allen
Mike Allen
1 big thing: terror in London

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the explosion on a train that hospitalized at least 29 this morning in London, reports Axios' Alayna Treene. Quick updates:

  • Photos from the scene reveal a fire inside a shopping bag in a white bucket inside a train cart. One passenger told the UK's Press Association he heard a "boom and when I looked there were flames all around."
  • Police said the improvised explosive device did not fully explode, but was meant to explode further.
  • Bottom line: This marks the fifth major terrorist attack in the U.K. this year.

Go deeper: Prime Minister Theresa May reacts... President Trump tweets... Photos...

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1 bun thing

That's the Vice Presidential bunny, whose Instagram account announced a book today.

Mike Allen