Thursday, July 21, 2005

London Attacked Again

Reports indicate that Londoners are calmly going about their business. The bombs, weaker than those used in the 7/7 attacks, mirrored the targets of the earlier terrorist acts and injured one person. At least one person has been arrested.

From the Timesonline
Bombers set off four near-simultaneous explosions on the Underground and a London bus today, as the capital came under renewed terrorist attack two weeks after the al-Qaeda suicide bombings of July 7.

Police said only one person was wounded in bomb blasts or attempted blasts at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush Tube stations, and on a bus passing through Hackney, which had its windows blasted out.

Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said the explosions were "pretty close to simultaneous", although not all the devices had gone off properly. He said the devices used were smaller than the July 7 attacks - in which suicide bombers killed more than 50 people -and there was no sign of any chemical or biological attack.

"The situation is now coming fully under control," said Sir Ian, who added that police may have captured valuable forensic material from the failed devices.
These are, after all, the same folks who shoved Hitler's Blitz right back up the Fuehrer's pooper.