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Donald Trump says travel ban should be 'larger, tougher and more specific'

British police raced Saturday to track down whoever planted a bomb on a packed London Underground train as authorities raised the national threat level to maximum meaning another attack may be imminent. Reuters

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the explosion in which 29 people were hurt after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasted on a Tube train at the Parsons Green Station.

The Metropolitan Police would not be drawn on Mr Trump's comments. May said in a television interview Friday that speculation was not helpful in an ongoing investigation.

The president has repeatedly criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the British capital's first Muslim leader.

Mr Trump wasn't responsible, of course, but U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson was dispatched to London to head off a full-blown diplomatic row after intelligence sharing was briefly suspended.

In last one year, the United Kingdom has been the target of a string of Islamist-related terrorist attacks.

Meanwhile, weighing in on the comments, former Conservative lawmaker Ben Howlett, called Trump's tweets "dangerous and inappropriate".

"Praying for those injured in today's terrorist attack in London. So I think he didn't mean anything beyond that". The intelligence agencies including the MI5 is treating this as an act of terrorism. "It is likely that law enforcement had been working on that problem set".

Trump later told reporters that the attack "is a awful thing". We need the courts to give us back our rights. Along with advocating for a "larger, tougher" travel ban, the President also suggested shutting down the internet. This is not how a USA president is supposed to behave. He contrasts this attitude, serious and sensible with immediacy with which president of united STATES, Donald Trump, took attack to sell, again via Twitter, his border policy, questioned by a racist.

Under the order, foreign nationals are banned for 90 days from six countries - Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen - and refugees lacking a link to the US are barred for 120 days.

The travel ban demanded by the president came into force at the end of June and prevents for 120 and 90 days the entry to the country of refugees and citizens of six Muslim-majority countries, respectively.

As for the travel ban, A.P. notes that remains tangled in the court systems with the Supreme Court scheduled to listen to arguments on October 10.