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Islamic State claims responsibility for London blast; threat level raised to critical

LONDON - An Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack that rocked London on Friday - the fifth this year - and U.K. officials raised the terror threat to critical, meaning another attack is expected.

The attack sent panicked commuters running for cover during the morning rush hour and sparked a massive manhunt for the perpetrator, who remained at large.

Authorities said the incident was caused by an improvised explosive device that had been left inside a bucket in a supermarket cooler bag on a busy subway car.

Photos on social media showed a white bucket on fire inside the train.

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