England

Explosion Reported near Mosque in Central England

No injuries reported

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An explosion near a mosque in central England is being treated as suspected terrorism, British police said Friday. No injuries were reported.

Residents in the town of Tipton reported hearing a loud bang and finding nails near the Kanz-ul-Iman Muslim Welfare Association Central Jamia mosque, according to West Midlands Police.

The blast appeared to have happened shortly before Friday prayers were expected to begin. The area around the mosque was evacuated as a precaution.