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RedDread
07-07-2005, 04:09 AM
Details still sketchy but it seems that 2 or 3 bombs have gone off in london, one near or on a double decker bus and 1 or possibly 2 in the subway system.

Xtrahot
07-07-2005, 04:16 AM
There are going to be fatalities.

Things pretty chaotic right now but this looks like a well planned attack.

ExtremeChief
07-07-2005, 04:18 AM
from CNN.com

Multiple explosions rock London
'Terrible injuries' reported in blasts

Thursday, July 7, 2005; Posted: 6:15 a.m. EDT (10:15 GMT)

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Injured passengers are led away from Edgware Road Tube Station.


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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Near simultaneous explosions rocked the London Underground network and three buses at the morning rush hour, police said, causing injuries and prompting officials to shut down the entire underground transport network.

Some media reports said there were fatalities.

The explosions came a day after London was awarded the 2012 Olympics and as the G8 summit was getting underway in Scotland. Initial reports blamed a power surge, but officials were not ruling out a terrorist attack.

"There have been a number of dreadful incidents across London today," said Home Secreatary Charles Clarke, Britain's top law enforcement officer. He said there were "terrible injuries."

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair urged Londoners not to panic and said it was too early to say what caused the blasts.

The Tube blasts at the height of the rush hour on Thursday were initially blamed on a power surge.

But amid the chaos eyewitnesses reported that a packed double decker bus in the Russell Square area had been severely damaged in a blast.

A second bus was reported to have been damaged in Tavistock Square.

Describing the Russell Square blast, eyewitness Belinda Seabrook told the UK Press Association she saw an explosion rip through the bus as it approached the Square.

"I was on the bus in front and heard an incredible bang, I turned round and half the double decker bus was in the air," she said.

She said the bus was travelling from Euston to Russell Square and had been "packed" with people turned away from Tube stops.

Travellers emerged from underground tunnels covered in blood and soot. Scotland Yard declared the emergency a "major incident."

Emergency services were called to London's Liverpool Street Station after reports of an explosion shortly before 9 a.m.

A short while later, London Underground said there had been "another incident at Edgware Road" station in north west London.

Copyright 2005 CNN. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Associated Press contributed to this report.

4th and Long
07-07-2005, 05:13 AM
It's being reported as "terrorist attacks" at the moment.

Anyong Bluth
07-07-2005, 05:45 AM
This is f*cked up Edgeware is one stop from my old flat and Russell is where I took classes this last spring

memyselfI
07-07-2005, 05:49 AM
There are going to be fatalities.

Things pretty chaotic right now but this looks like a well planned attack.

Timed to coincide with the G8 summit...

and the timing of the Olympic announcement make your assertion quite likely.

Bootlegged
07-07-2005, 06:06 AM
Timed to coincide with the G8 summit...

and the timing of the Olympic announcement make your assertion quite likely.


Have you called Al Jazeera to take responsibility?

Bwana
07-07-2005, 06:09 AM
A few more details and a video:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161768,00.html

memyselfI
07-07-2005, 01:35 PM
Have you called Al Jazeera to take responsibility?

Nope. I understand some unheard of (convenient) Islamic terrorist group HAS taken responsibility. When I heard it happened I realized with the history in England it could have just as likely been IRA as AQ.