Friday, July 07, 2006

One Year Ago.......

...this morning, terrorists struck the London transit system setting off explosions in three subway cars and a double-decker bus in a coordinated rush-hour arrack. A reported 52 people were killed and more than 700 injured.

London Solemn on Anniversary of Bombings
LONDON, July 7 – Much of London fell silent on Friday as Britons observed two minutes silence to mourn the 52 people killed on subway trains and a bus by four bombers exactly one year ago on July 7, 2005.

The commemoration was overshadowed in part by a video, aired on Al Jazeera Arabic television on Thursday purporting to show one of the attackers warning in a last testament that "what you have witnessed now is only the beginning."

The theme was echoed today by London's police chief, Sir Ian Blair, who told the BBC that the threat of a new attack had "palpably increased" since July last year.
Edmond Terakopian/Associated Press
Susanna Pell, a survivor of one of the attacks, placed flowers at the Edgware Road tube station in memory of those who lost their lives.

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