TERROR ATTACKS IN LONDON
37 people have been killed and 700 injured in a series of terror attacks
on London. There are indications suicide bombers were involved and Foreign
Secretary Jack Straw said the attacks bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda.
The first blast hit a train leaving Liverpool Street Station
between Moorgate and Aldgate East at 8.51am. Seven people are confirmed
dead in the blast.
At 8.56am another blast hit a train between King's Cross and
Russell Square, killing 21 people.
Seven people were later killed in an explosion at Edgware
Road Tube station at 9.17am. Three trains are believed to have been hit.
At 9.47am a number 30 bus at Upper Woburn Place was hit by
a fourth blast. Emergency services have confirmed at least two people were
killed in this attack.
Injured treated at Aldgate
London hospitals have reported a total of 300 wounded arriving
by ambulance after the blasts.
The city remained chaotic into the evening as millions of
people struggled to make their way home - and come to terms with the bombings.
A previously unknown group calling itself the "Secret
Organisation al Qaeda in Europe" said it carried out the attacks as
revenge for British "military massacres" in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Forensics experts are combing the bomb sites to locate any
Tony Blair flew back from the G8 summit in Scotland to take
personal charge of the situation - describing the attacks as barbaric.
The Union Flag will be flown at half mast on all Government
buildings on Friday in recognition of the loss of life.
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Last Updated: 22:44 UK, Thursday July 07, 2005
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