LONDON (AP) The London police commissioner says the intention of Thursday's attacks must have been to kill.This was not understood? I'm not aware of bombs being set up to tickle, annoy, or disturb sleep. All bombs are designed to kill, regardless of the intentions of the bomber, regardless of the bomber's skill or their terrorism-planning ability. The fact or the presumption that the bomber did not intend to kill is irrelevant. The act of making a bomb, setting it up in public, and letting it explode means the intent was to kill.
If you commit a criminal act and if the potential for a loss of life exists, you intended to kill. This should be the default.