The UK has deployed elite Special Air Service (SAS) troops to patrol the busy tube network in London following last Friday’s ISIS-claimed explosion of a homemade bomb at Parsons Green Station which left 30 injured during rush hour.
Armed with 9mm Glocks and disguised as romantic couples, the special forces troops will ride the tube system looking for trouble, alongside the not-so covert police patrolling the streets of London.
According to the Daily Star, “The task force is comprised of some of the most experienced special forces personnel in the Army – both male and female personnel from the Special Reconnaissance Regiment who are trained killers and can pose as couples while travelling on public transport.”
Those involved in the covert operation have been trained at the SAS base in Hereford for the past several months, and are fully skilled in “rapid fire techniques” according to the Express.
Suspects in train attack
The suspects are an unnamed 18 year old Iraqi refugee who was detained trying to flee the country and a 21 year old local named Yahya Farroukh. ISIS has claimed credit for the attack – however it emerged over the weekend that UK police arrested the 18 year old suspect two weeks before the attack for reasons unknown, and subsequently released him to the foster parents he had lived with for the past three years.
The foster parents, Penelope and Ronald Jones, have housed hundreds of children over the past four decades.
Neighbor Serena Barber, 47 said of the ‘I know about two weeks ago he was arrested by police at Parsons Green, for what I don’t know and returned back to Penny and Ron. After that Penny said she was going to have to stop caring for him, she couldn’t handle him.’
— ETN (@EUterrornews) September 19, 2017
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