Thursday, July 21, 2005

Islamist "B team" launches second attack on London

Explosions Hit Three Tube Stations, One Bus Thursday, July 21, 2005 PHOTOS VIDEO PHOTO ESSAYS Click image to enlarge Photo Essays:•London Attacked AgainSTORIES BACKGROUND •Musharraf Vows to Curb Extremism•Congress Debates Patriot Act•U.S. Response to Attack Cautious•Timeline: Latest London Explosions•Fast Facts: London Underground•Pakistan Grills Man With 7/7 Links•U.K. Gov't Plans Tough Terror Laws Two weeks to the day when terrorist attacks in London killed a total of 56 people, explosions struck three Underground stations and a bus Thursday afternoon. The London police commissioner confirmed that four explosions occurred in the subway and on a bus in the Hackney neighborhood of East London. None of the explosions appear to have detonated properly. Officials are hoping that the left-over explosives will provide a wealth of forensic evidence to help investigators hunt down the bombers. For more, go to these FOX News partners: Sky News | The Times of London | The Sun Police said there was one report of an injury. One Sky News reporter on the ground said officials said the explosive device on the bus appears to be the same type used in the July 7 bombings in London. The material is highly explosive, which is why such a large area around the bus has been cordoned off. Police also said an armed police unit had entered University College hospital. Press Association, the British news agency, said they arrived shortly after an injured person was carried in. Sky News TV reported that police were searching for a man with a blue shirt with wires protruding. Officers asked employees to look for a black or Asian male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a blue top with a hole in the back and wires protruding.

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