Thursday, July 07, 2005
BUS ATTACK WAS ‘SUICIDE BOMBER’
According to this report:
An eye witness who saw the explosion on the bus outside the British Medical Association building in Tavistock Place says the explosion took place on the top deck of the bus, blowing the top of the bus straight up in the air. The Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard say they believe the explosion on the bus was caused by a suicide bomber. If that is confirmed, it will be the first time a suicide bomber has struck in Britain. A statement says explosive material has been found at at least one location.
Meanwhile a rescue operation is underway at Kings Cross station, where people are still trapped.
There are also unconfirmed reports that a suicide bomber was killed by the police at Canary Wharf this morning.
UPDATE II. Many related links at Instapundit.
UPDATE III. Coverage direct from London by Andrew Ian Dodge.
UPDATE IV. Indymedia UK thinks it’s an inside job. Some people view Indymedia as the enemy, and they might be, if they weren’t so completely stupid.
UPDATE V. Dr Waleed Kadous emails:
The Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network (AMCRAN) joins other civil rights and Muslim organisations in condemning the apparent acts of terrorism in London.
“Such attacks are barbaric and totally inconsistent with any kind of civil tradition, whether it be secular or religious,” AMCRAN co-convenor Dr Waleed Kadous, said. “Such disrespect for life is a symbol of barbarity.”
“Regardless of who committed these acts, we unequivocally and unambigiously condemn these attacks.”
“We would like to express our condolences to the people of London, and let them know that we stand with them, and that we will support them in the pursuit of those involved in these criminal acts and their punishment under the law.”
Dr Waleed Kadous
Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network