UK police treating explosion near town mosque as a 'terrorist incident'

UK police sealed off several streets today after residents in Tipton, England, reported hearing a loud bang near a mosque.

UK police sealed off several streets today after residents in Tipton, England, reported hearing a loud bang near a mosque.

The explosion is being treated as a “terrorist incident”, West Midlands Police said.

West Midlands Police said officers were alerted to the incident in Tipton at 1.06pm and were investigating reports that nails and other debris had been found.

No injuries have been reported but a cordon has been set up in the Binfield Street area of the town, a police spokesman said.

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