A teenager has been ordered to stand trial in March over the Parsons Green terror attack in which 30 Tube passengers were injured.
Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, 18, is charged with attempted murder and using the chemical compound TATP to cause an explosion that was likely to endanger life.
The Iraqi national, of Sunbury in Surrey, appeared via video link at the Old Bailey from Belmarsh high-security prison.
Outlining a summary of the charges, prosecutor Lee Ingham said: “The allegation is the defendant built and placed an improvised explosive device on a train and, at or around Parsons Green train station, it partially exploded and the intent was there should be a larger explosion with intent to kill and cause serious injury to people and property.”
Mr Ingham said the case was “motivated by politics” and falls under the Terrorism Act.
The defendant spoke only to confirm his name before Mr Justice Haddon-Cave.
A two-week trial will take place at the Old Bailey from 5 March.
The defendant was remanded in custody.
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