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NOTE: This is a developing story and details will be added as they become available.

LONDON - The three explosions that ripped through London subway trains Thursday killed at least 33 people and an undetermined number were killed in a fourth explosion on a bus, British officials said in what Prime Minister Tony Blair described as a "barbaric" terrorist attack.

A U.S. law enforcement official earlier said the death toll from the four blasts was at least 40.

Some 45 people were in serious or critical condition, officials told reporters Thursday afternoon.

The near simultaneous explosions caused more than 360 injuries and came a day after London was awarded the 2012 Olympics and as the Group of Eight summit was getting under way in Scotland.

The blasts went off between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. local time. Implementing an emergency plan, authorities immediately shut down the subway and bus lines that log 8.4 million passenger trips every weekday. It brought the city’s transportation system to a standstill and left many central London streets deserted.

London police chief Sir Ian Blair said authorities had not received any warning. "We have been at a very high state of alert. Of course if there had been any kind of specific warnings we would have dealt with it," he said.

Four explosions confirmed
By afternoon, London hospitals reported one death and said they had treated more than 350 people. The Royal London Hospital in the city's East End, which received the bulk of the injured, said 123 of about 180 casualties had been treated and released.

British Home Secretary Charles Clarke said there were three explosions on the subway system and one on a bus. Earlier reports indicated six explosions.

“We do not know who or what organizations are responsible for these terrible criminal acts,” Clarke said.

Prime Minister Blair later left the G-8 summit for the day to return to London, while the other leaders continued the meeting.

"They will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilized nations throughout the world," Blair said before leaving and flanked by fellow G-8 leaders, including President Bush. "We shall prevail and they shall not."

Bush later warned Americans to be "extra vigilant" as they head to work.


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One explosion destroyed a double-decker bus at Russell Square in central London, near the British Museum.

"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," Belinda Seabrook told Press Association, the British news agency.

She said the bus was packed with people. "It was a massive explosion and there were papers and half a bus flying through the air," she said.

Jay Kumar said he ran out of his business when he heard a loud explosion. He said the top deck of the bus had collapsed, sending people tumbling to the floor.

Many appeared badly injured, and bloodied people ran from the scene. “People were running this way panicked," he said. "They knew it was a bomb. Debris flying all over, mostly glass.”
 
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To all the liberals that still worry about offending these muslim "friends" of yours: :2up:

It is time for Blair and Bush to disregard politics and make a grand tour of the middle east from the air. As for the law abiding citizens of our countries, expect an investigation, and do your civic duty for my safety and accept it.
 

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Too right, MSP75! Another triumph for the "religion of love", heroic murderers of women and children! In the words of the "ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing": "it's clobberin' time"!

To my friends in the USAAF: please use neutron bombs so we won't have to rebuild the infrastructure... :twisted: (six hours, package-to-plate :twisted: !).
 

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Has anyone notice that the time of the bombings in London are almost the same times the planes struck the WTC towers and Pentagon between 8:45am to 9:45am


LONDON Bombing 7/7/05

8:51am Moorgate explosion

8:56am Kings Cross explosion

9:17am Edware Road explosion

9:47am Double Decker Bus explosion


9/11 attacks

8:46am flight 11 hits the WTC

9:03am flight 175 hits the WTC

9:37am flight 77 hits the Pentagon
 

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I have been bouncing this around.

How hard is it to think thata there were/are cells in all 5 2012 Olympic hopefull cities. Did NY and DHS dodge a bullet or was this coincidence?

I think it is very possible thayat a bullet was dodged.
 

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Hmmm... Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, William Delahunt, Tom Reilly and all the other democ rats are silent. No outrage expressed about what the maggot terrorists did in London. Maybe these flaming liberals exhausted themselves whining about Gitmo. How our "Nazi" like troops "abuse" the terrorists that are caught on the battle field attempting to kill them... Abuse like providing them with honey glazed chicken, lemon basted fish, vegetable medley, Doritos, ice cream, U.S.A tax payer purchased Korans... such torture....DEMOCRATS SUCK
 

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Irish Wampanoag";p="68576 said:
Has anyone notice that the time of the bombings in London are almost the same times the planes struck the WTC towers and Pentagon between 8:45am to 9:45am

LONDON Bombing 7/7/05

8:51am Moorgate explosion

8:56am Kings Cross explosion

9:17am Edware Road explosion

9:47am Double Decker Bus explosion

9/11 attacks

8:46am flight 11 hits the WTC

9:03am flight 175 hits the WTC

9:37am flight 77 hits the Pentagon
I thought that too! I told a few people about it and they see the coincidince now. It could be just that though (sorry I can't spell).

Wednesday my husband was like "Watch now that London has the olympics, 20bucks they'll get a terrorist attack soon."

Did they ever find out if the bomb on the bus was a suicide bomber?
 

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Papers reverberate with shock

Friday's front pages

Bastards, screams a front-page headline in the Daily Star following the
bomb attacks in London which killed at least 37 and left 700 injured.

"We will not be broken and we will get justice for the dead of 7/7," says
the newspaper's editorial.

"In the name of New York, Washington, Bali, Nairobi, Madrid and now
London, we shall have vengeance and justice," says the Sun.

"In the words of Winston Churchill in 1941: never give in, never," it adds.

"Make no mistake Britain will almost certainly have to sacrifice some of
our ancient legal rights if we wish to protect our citizens."

"The contrast between triumph and sudden vulnerability could hardly be greater," remarks the Daily Telegraph.

Al-Qaeda and its subsidiary branches... did not need the removal of
Saddam Hussein from power in Baghdad as an extra incentive."

"London was attacked because extremists want to ignite a "holy war"
between themselves and democratic society."

"The reaction of the police, medical teams and firefighters was remarkable," says the Daily Mirror.

"Their dedication and courage make the terrorists seem even more
despicable.

"This country has a long and proud history of standing firm against aggression. We survived the Blitz.

We lived through 30 years of IRA outrages.

"We will defy and defeat today's terrorists, too. Once again the British
people will triumph over evil," the newspaper concludes.

Front pages across Europe are also devoted to the bombings.

"London plunged into horror" says a headline in France's Le Figaro.

Liberation describes the bombing a "recurring nightmare".

"It is not easy to frighten the British," says Hungary's Nepszabadsag, pointing to our "self-control".

Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung says the reaction of Londoners was "remarkable and quite exemplary".

El Pais says: "The bombings remind us that our societies have a mortal
enemy, fanatical, yet sophisticated and implacable."

El Mundo remarks that information was severely rationed.

But ABC says the British put up with restricted information "for the sake
of national security" and adds the bombs would not change UK policy.

 

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London bombs killed 'at least 50'


The final death toll for the London bombs will be at least 50, the head
of the Met Police says.

Sir Ian Blair said there were a number of bodies still in the Tube train at Russell Square but that the final figure was unlikely to top 100.

Sir Ian said the police had an "implacable resolve" to track down those responsible for the blasts.

The blasts on three Tubes and a bus left 700 hurt, with 100 held overnight
in hospital and 22 serious or critical.

A massive intelligence investigation is under way to find those
responsible.


Police have been unable to establish whether a suicide bomber was responsible for the attack on a bus in Woburn Place that claimed at least two lives.


But newspapers quoted an eyewitness who got off the bus moments before the blast who saw an agitated man in his mid-20s fiddling with his
bag.

Richard Jones, 61, an IT consultant, told the Daily Mail: "This chap started dipping down into his bag and getting back up. He did it about a dozen times in two or three minutes and looked extremely agitated."

The nature of the other three bombings is still unclear.

Mr Clarke has said the death toll is expected to rise. Police are likely to release more details about casualties and the hunt for the bombers later.

They have indicated there will be a more visible police presence in the
capital on Friday.

Police have said they had no warning of any attacks, or intelligence about
any other imminent threats
 

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Cinderella, our thoughts and prayers are with your countryman during this horrific time. We stand with you today, as you did with us during our time of need.

Time to take em out and remove the threat. :evil:
 

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Definetly time to take em out!! :evil:

and thank u very much

i'm in kings cross tommorow morning, they are still recovering bodies
lets hope the death toll doesnt rise much more
 

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Cinderella - Be safe over there. I realize London is taking all the precautions it can, but never sorry to be extra vigilant. They'll pay for this, they always do.
 

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Jailed American link to London bombing?

By Aaron Klein, World Net Daily
An American citizen arrested last year by the FBI, and who has admitted to being a sleeper agent for al-Qaida, may be a key source of information regarding last week's London terror attacks, WorldNetDaily has learned.

Mohammed Junaid Babar, a naturalized citizen from Pakistan, was secretly taken into custody by the FBI last April. He has since admitted to aiding an al-Qaida plot to blow up discos, restaurants and train stations in London in 2004. He also told interrogators he smuggled money and military supplies to a senior al-Qaida operative in Pakistan and helped set up a jihad training camp in south Waziristan.

British authorities foiled the 2004 London bombing plot following Babar's admissions, which led to the arrests of eight British suspects of Pakistani origin and the seizure of 1,000 pounds of ammonium-nitrate fertilizer, which can be used to make explosives, from a storage locker near central London.

But sources close to Babar's interrogation told WND elements of the foiled bombing Babar helped to plan bear striking resemblance to last week's bus and subway attacks.

They also say a London native in custody in Pakistan who has been previously identified by Babar as an al-Qaida agent could be a major source of information regarding last week's attacks.

After his arrest Babar told interrogators Zeeshan Siddique, a British national with known links to al-Qaida, was involved in the 2004 London bombing plot.

According to Pakistani authorities, Siddique has talked about Babar, but has revealed little about his involvement with al-Qaida. Investigators say they uncovered phone numbers from Siddique linking him to al-Qaida operatives, including some of the eight arrested in the foiled London attacks.

But investigators are now interested in a note Siddique supplied during initial interrogations that may have contained codeword references to a future attack, sources say.

"There are specific troubling elements that have us concerned both Junaid [Babar] and Siddique might have a lot more information they could give us. They could prove to be good leads for the London bombing," said an FBI source.

The source would not say whether the U.S. or Britain will request the extradition of Siddique, who is still being held in Pakistan, or if either country would send interrogators to Pakistan.

Also of interest to investigators is Babar's connection to al-Muhajiroun, an Islamic fundamentalist organization based in London that claims it disbanded last year.

WND first broke the story Babar was a member of al-Muhajiroun, led by London cleric Sheik Omar Bakri Muhammad. The group maintained branches in Pakistan and in Queens, N.Y.

A U.S.-based leader of al-Muhajiroun who operated openly in Queens previously told WND on condition of anonymity: "I've known Junaid [Babar] for a long time. I met him about seven years ago in a local mosque in Queens before we both became involved with Muhajiroun."

The leader would not comment on Babar's involvement with his group, except to say Babar was involved in "organizational operations" in Queens and later in Pakistan, where he traveled after leaving a $70,000-a-year computer job because he wanted to join the jihad in Afghanistan.

Al-Muhajiroun has long been suspected of ties to al-Qaida. One of the Sept. 11 hijackers reportedly was involved with al-Muhajiroun, and according to an internal FBI memo by Phoenix agent Kenneth Williams, another Al-Muhajiroun member with ties to al-Qaida trained at an Arizona flight school prior to 9-11.

Following intense scrutiny by British officials, al-Muhajiroun last year claimed it disbanded, but sources say the group still operates underground.

It's leader, Bakri Muhammad, was recently caught delivering extremist sermons on the Internet in which he preached the destruction of Britain and America. And some of its Queens branch leaders are now suspected of forming the Islamic Thinkers Society, a controversial activist group that recently held a protest in New York in which American flags were desecrated and Islam's dominance over the U.S. was declared.

Bakri, who is suspected of having links with Abu Qatada, the alleged al-Qaida leader in Europe, warned last year of a pending attack in London.

"Here in London there is a very well-organized group, which calls itself al-Qaida-Europe," Bakri told the Portuguese daily Publico in an interview published April 18 last year. "I know they are on the verge of launching a big operation."

Said an FBI source: "We don't necessarily suspect al-Muhajiroun was directly involved in the London attacks. We are, however, concerned those involved could have attended Muhajiroun functions or may have links to some of its members."

Sources say Babar in 2004 told investigators al-Qaida is planning more attacks in the United States, and revealed a detailed plan to smuggle al-Qaida agents across the Mexican border.

Babar's assertions were reportedly part of the intelligence that led to warnings about a 2004 summer threat from the terror network.

Babar first appeared on the FBI's radar and was put on a terror watch list after he made anti-U.S. remarks to a Canadian news reporter in Pakistan following the Sept. 11 attacks.

He said despite the fact his mother had escaped from the ninth floor of one of the World Trade Center towers, his loyalty was "to the Muslims, not the Americans." He also announced his intention to fight with the Taliban against U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

WND was told an al-Muhajiroun leader in Pakistan, who appeared behind Babar in a British documentary aired on ITN television network in November 2001, may have been instrumental in arranging for Babar to travel there.

"I'm willing to kill Americans," Babar said in the television interview, adding that he had no plans to return to New York.

But Babar returned to New York April 6, 2004, and was placed under surveillance by a team of police investigators and FBI agents. He was arrested four days later on his way to a school for taxi drivers in Long Island City.
 

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noooooooooooooo not yet lol

let me make it to boston first at the end of july before they
start strip searching everyone !!! lol

oh man does that mean i have to wax my legs first!
 

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More problems in London !!
No reports of injuries looks like a copy cat .

RESPOND TO EDITOR E-MAIL STORY PRINTER FRIENDLY FOXFAN CENTRAL
Three London Tube Stations Evacuated
Thursday, July 21, 2005

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•Pakistan Grilling Man Linked to London Bombers•U.K. Government Plans Tougher Anti-Terror Laws
Three London Underground stations were evacuated at midday Thursday following reports of incidents, British Transport Police said. The Fire Brigade was investigating a report of smoke at one station.

Emergency services personnel were also responding to some sort of incident on a bus in the Hackney neighborhood.

A London Underground spokesman said there were no reports of casualties in the incidents.

The Warren Street, Shepherds Bush and Oval stations were evacuated. Emergency services personnel were called to the stations, police said. There were reports of a nail bomb that exploded at Warren Street but those reports have not yet been confirmed.

Some witnesses said they heard gunshots at the Warren Street stop but according to Sky News, police believe those noises were actually detonators going off for bombs that didn't explode.

"People were panicking. But very fortunately the train was only 15 seconds from the station," witness Ivan McCracken told Sky News.

McCracken said he smelled smoke, and people were panicking and coming into his carriage. He said he spoke to an Italian man who was comforting a woman after the evacuation.

"He said that a man was carrying a rucksack and the rucksack suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open the rucksack," McCracken said. "The man then made an exclamation as if something had gone wrong. At that point everyone rushed from the carriage."

Services on the Victoria and Northern lines were suspended following reports of a number of incidents, the London Underground said.

"I was in the carriage and we smelled smoke -- it was like something was burning," said Losiane Mohellavi, 35, who was evacuated at Warren Street. "Everyone was panicked and people were screaming. We had to pull the alarm. I am still shaking."

The reports came exactly two weeks to the day that four homicide bombers attacked three subway stations and a double-decker bus in London, killing 52 others.

Simon Marks, president and chief correspondent for Feature Story News, was reporting from the Warren Street Underground station for FOX News. He said the area was cordoned off as dozens of fire trucks and emergency vehicles were arriving.

"I think this looks like much more than a false alarm at this point," Marks told FOX News.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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