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StakludKar - 14 Nov 2021 20:03:12 (#1 of 386)

Sky leading on it, BBC has it 3rd after COP26 and the queen having a bad back.

Arjuna - 14 Nov 2021 20:04:49 (#2 of 386)

The Queen has a bad back?

StakludKar - 14 Nov 2021 20:06:27 (#3 of 386)

Apparently. That's why she couldn't do the cenotaph

InternationalVicar - 14 Nov 2021 20:07:27 (#4 of 386)

Queen are back, but they're bad.

Yet another Zoroastrian showboating post.

SinnerBoy - 14 Nov 2021 20:18:56 (#5 of 386)

I wondered when someone would make a thread about this. Radio Newcastle reported it at 13:00.

Atticus - 14 Nov 2021 20:26:09 (#6 of 386)

We covered it on a news thread on Football.

Pretty grim.

solomongursky - 14 Nov 2021 20:32:06 (#7 of 386)

3 arrests, blokes in their 20s.

tasselhoff - 14 Nov 2021 20:35:17 (#8 of 386)

Taxi driver locked the car to stop the attack, apparently https://mobile.twitter.com/MufcWonItAll/status/145
9977933637009408

crabbyoldbat - 14 Nov 2021 20:35:30 (#9 of 386)

It's being said that the taxi driver saw the bomb, and didn't let the bomber out, thereby containing the blast (but this may be just a tale). With local knowledge, I'd say that the hospital's significance is likely to be 'public building with easy access' - of necessity, taxis and cars commonly pull up right by the entrance, which is not far from the main road.

Verdigris - 14 Nov 2021 20:37:26 (#10 of 386)

Is that it is a hospital for women significant?

Atticus - 14 Nov 2021 20:42:22 (#11 of 386)

IF, if it's Islamists then maybe their misogynistic outlook is in play.

crabbyoldbat - 14 Nov 2021 20:42:29 (#12 of 386)

I doubt it, really - it's the main maternity hospital, plus gynaecology, essentially.

HouseOfLametta - 14 Nov 2021 20:44:36 (#13 of 386)

It was probably a murder, wasn't it?

Blow someone up in the hospital. If the bomb was on a timer and cabby locked him in, I'd piss mesen.

barkis - 14 Nov 2021 20:56:23 (#14 of 386)

The chief fire officer said "...there was one fatality. Another individual had left the vehicle prior to the fire developing to the extent that it did".

Atticus - 14 Nov 2021 20:56:33 (#15 of 386)

https://twitter.com/LiamThorpECHO/status/145997449
9340795904?t=KQOkzSIdajDUZIQCx5MDyQ&s=19


From 8pm.

"NEW: Two police officers that have arrived and are now inside the cordon are wearing protective vests with ‘negotiator’ written on them

Seems like a stand-off is definitely taking place in Rutland Avenue linked to today’s deadly explosion. "

StakludKar - 14 Nov 2021 23:32:32 (#16 of 386)

Terror bloke speculates.

https://mobile.twitter.com/HKaaman/status/14599650
71950499841

Delighted_User - 14 Nov 2021 23:35:02 (#17 of 386)

What does VBIED mean? Very bad improvised explosive device?

Delighted_User - 14 Nov 2021 23:35:19 (#18 of 386)

Never mind, probably vehicle-borne or the like.

Verdigris - 14 Nov 2021 23:37:30 (#19 of 386)

Very big?

Delighted_User - 14 Nov 2021 23:39:05 (#20 of 386)

Sounds too subjective.

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