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West Midlands Police have thanked community leaders as they continue to investigate an alleged terrorist attack on a mosque in Tipton.
West Midlands Police say that the Kanzul Iman Masjid mosque in Tipton has re-opened after it was the victim of a suspected terrorist attack on Friday.
Worshippers heard a blast which scattered nailed and metal fragments across the building. The mosque car park remains closed while officers continue to conduct fingertip searches to gather evidence.
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.
Police investigating a nail bomb attack at a mosque are carrying out a controlled explosion on part of the device, West Midlands Police said.
The Kanz Ul Iman Masjid mosque in Tipton, West Midlands, was attacked yesterday afternoon but no one was injured.
Detectives say they have found what appears to be a potential small component part of the device that exploded near to a Mosque in Tipton yesterday.
A controlled explosion is taking place in the next hour as police say the item cannot be moved.
The discovery was made in the garden of one of the properties within the police cordon.
Army bomb disposal officers will carry out a small controlled explosion as part of scene searches between 4.30pm and 5.30pm today.
Community leaders and police appealed for calm and unity after a nail bomb attack at a mosque.
Police launched a counter terrorism investigation after the explosion near the Kanz Ul Iman Masjid mosque in Tipton, West Midlands, which officers said was designed to cause "serious harm".
As forensics investigators and detectives began to piece the puzzle together, police and religious leaders urged residents to stick together regardless of beliefs and backgrounds.
Police have confirmed details of an explosion near a mosque in Tipton. The blast is understood to have centred on an embankment near a disused rail line running behind the Kanz Ul Iman Masjid mosque.
The leaders of the mosque in Tipton which was the scene of a blast that police have called a terrorist incident have condemned the attack and urged the community to come together.
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Police are treating a blast near a mosque in Tipton in West Midlands as a terrorist incident, saying "it was intended to cause serious harm"