A taxi driver injured in the explosion of his passenger’s home-made bomb in Liverpool, north-west England, said on Sunday it was a “miracle” that he was alive.
In a message released by the police, David Perry said he was “so grateful that no one else was hurt in such a wicked act.”British police have called the November 14 explosion a terrorist act and are trying to determine the motive of suicide bomber Emad Al Swealmeen, who died in the blast outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Police said the device contained explosives and ball bearings and could have caused “serious injury or death” if it had detonated under different circumstances.
Investigators say Al Swealmeen, who was from Iraq and unsuccessfully sought asylum in Britain, appears to have acted alone.
Yet Britain’s official terrorist threat level rose from substantial to severe – meaning an attack is very likely – after the explosion.
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