The Government has backed the police investigation into the suspected terrorist explosion in Tipton.
Security Minister James Brokenshire said the force has the Home Office's "full support."
Violence like this has no place in our society; this appalling attack could have caused serious injury to many innocent people.
"West Midlands Police are treating this as a terrorist incident and they have our full support. The Home Secretary and I are being kept updated with the progress of the police investigation.
"What happened in Tipton cannot be allowed to harm community relations. It’s important that the police continue to receive all necessary support to identify those responsible and bring them to justice."
– Security Minister, James Brokenshire
Detailed searches are ongoing in Binfield Street and the surrounding area following the explosion behind Kanzul Iman Masjid mosque just after 1pm on Friday.
A controlled explosion has been carried out by bomb disposal experts after police found what they believe was a small component part of a bomb which exploded near to a mosque in the West Midlands yesterday.
It comes as religious and community leaders put on a united front at the scene in Tipton today.
They've been reassuring local people and say this act of terror has brought the community closer together as Karen Griggs reports.