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    Passengers on a train at Parsons Green subway station after it was reopened following a terrorist attack on a train at the station yesterday in London, Saturday Sept. 16, 2017.

    Iraqi Teen Found Guilty Over 2017 London Tube Bomb Attack

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    The UK court has found Ahmed Hassan, an 18-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq, guilty of attempted murder in the case of Parsons Green Tube bombing in London, the Sky News broadcaster reported Friday.

    The jury found him guilty of attempted murder of 93 people, the Sky News broadcaster reported.

    Hassan arrived in the United Kingdom illegally in 2015, having crossed the Channel from the French city of Calais, and asked for asylum. Hassan claimed he was in fear of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia).

    However, a witness heard by the jury, reportedly said that Hassan blamed the death of his parents on the West.

    The explosion occurred at the Parsons Green tube station on September 15, leaving dozens injured, but not killing anyone. 

    The bombing was the third attack in the British capital in 2017. In June, a trio of Daesh-associated Islamic extremists conducted a van-ramming attack on London bridge, killing eight before being shot dead by police.

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