Liverpool bomb attack – level 3

19-11-2021 07:00

On Sunday, counter-terrorism police arrested three men after a taxi exploded outside a hospital in Liverpool, UK.

A man died when his homemade bomb exploded, and police said he was 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen. Al Swealmeen was an asylum seeker from the Middle East who converted to Christianity in 2017. He was also the passenger of the taxi destroyed in the blast.

The taxi driver went to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries and then he left. Police do not yet have a full story of the incident because the driver was shaken and unable to speak. Some reports said that the driver locked the doors of the taxi before the explosion; however, police haven’t confirmed this yet.

Difficult words: counter-terrorism (the practice and strategies to fight or prevent terrorism), convert (to adopt a new belief), shaken (shocked and upset by an unpleasant experience).

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