England suicide bombing

This item appears on page 5 of the January 2022 issue.

A suicide bomber detonated his bomb in a taxi outside of a hospital in Liverpool, England, on Nov. 14, killing only himself and injuring the taxi driver, who was an innocent victim. After the bombing, the UK government raised their terrorism alert level to “severe.”

The bomber was identified as an asylum seeker from Iraq who was not on any watch lists, though he had been held for a mental-health check in the past. Though the incident is being called an act of terrorism, the reason for the bombing is unclear. At press time, there was no evidence that the bomber was a member of any terrorist group.