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    I just turned to my local news channel and there's this huge thing about a London terrorist attack.

    300+ Injured
    At least 40 killed
    4 seperate explosions

    Is anyone else extremely surprised by this?! Why would they attack London?

    I suggest everyone turn to their news channel and watch it. I'll post info as I get it.

    UPDATE: They didn't higher the threat level at all for the US.

    Now they're just saying the weather and stuff so I'll find some news online.

    UPDATE 2: Here's an article I found.

    LONDON (AP) - Three explosions rocked the London subway and another tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday. The blasts killed at least two people and hospitals reported 190 treated for injuries in what a shaken Prime Minister Tony Blair called a series of "barbaric" terrorist attacks.

    A senior police official said about 150 people were seriously injured.

    Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick said the figure was based on reports from the London Ambulance Service. Police have confirmed that there were some fatalities but had not confirmed any numbers by early afternoon.

    "Things are still relatively confused," Supt. John Morgan told reporters.

    Bloodied and bandaged witnesses reported panicked crowds fleeing the blast sites. A witness at the bus explosion said the entire top deck of the bus was destroyed.

    Blair said it was clear the attacks were designed to coincide with the opening of the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland. The prime minister said the meeting of world leaders would continue but that he would return to London.

    "Whatever they do, it is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilized nations throughout the world," said Blair.

    A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" posted a claim of responsibility for the blasts, saying they were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The statement was published on a website popular with Islamic militants, according to Der Spiegel magazine in Berlin, which republished the text on its own website.

    The authenticity of the message could not be immediately confirmed.

    The blasts came one day after London was awarded the 2012 Olympics. A spokesman for the Olympic committee said it still has "full confidence" in London as the host of the games.

    Britain's home secretary confirmed that there were four explosions in central London on Thursday.

    Three were on subway trains and the fourth was on a bus, Home Secretary Charles Clarke told the House of Commons. "We do not know who or what organizations are responsible for these terrible criminal acts."

    Sir Ian Blair, London's police chief, said he was concerned the explosions were a co-ordinated attack but said he wouldn't speculate on who was responsible.

    Denying an earlier report, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said that Israel had not been warned by Scotland Yard in advance of the blasts.

    Blair said British security forces "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," Blair said.

    One witness, Darren Hall, said some passengers emerging from an evacuated subway station had soot and blood on their faces. He told BBC-TV that he was evacuated along with others near the major King's Cross station and only afterward heard a blast.

    Police confirmed an explosion destroyed a double-decker bus at Russell Square in central London. Dow Jones Newswires reported that police said there were explosions on two other buses, but police hadn't confirmed those blasts.

    No Canadians have been reported among the casualties so far, said Dan McTeague, the minister responsible for Canadians abroad and parliamentary secretary to the foreign affairs minister.

    "We understand that no Canadians have been reported as casualties at this stage," McTeague said in Toronto as he was leaving for Ottawa.

    "We know there are several Canadians of note in England, most notably Premier Dalton McGuinty of Ontario. He has been located and is fine and not affected by any of these bombings."

    McGuinty is travelling in Europe with his wife, Terri, to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

    Jay Kumar, a business owner near the site of the bus blast, said he ran out of his shop 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.

    "A big blast, a big bomb," he told The Associated Press. "People were running this way panicked. They knew it was a bomb. Debris flying all over, mostly glass."

    "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.

    Police said incidents were reported at the Aldgate station near the Liverpool Street railway terminal, Edgware Road and King's Cross in north London, Old Street in the financial district and Russell Square, near the British Museum.

    London's cellphone network was working after the explosions but was overloaded and spotty, limiting communication.

    The explosions sent stocks plummeting in Europe, with several of the major indexes down three per cent.>

    There are also some pictures they have. Though they are mostly just pictures of people helping victims. http://www.canada.com/nationa....467f472
    Some of the pictures might not be appropriate for younger people. Just a warning, that's why I posted the article on here.
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    It'll be hard not to find info on this.

    I heard 4-6 explosions went off on the transit system, one blew the roof off of a double-decker bus.

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    awaiting homeland security news conference at 11:45 ET

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    Why would they attack London you ask?
    Tony Blair and all of Britain hate terrorists fiercly, plus London has a very large population and the city centre has a huge density of people in a small area
    Also many people said that a terrorist attack would definetly happen, and the bombers said: We carried out a blessed raid, Britain is now burning, in panic and fear

    The damage is terrible, one buses roof was blown off completely and the rest of it was also badly damaged
    At least 40 are dead and many more are criticlly ill in hospital
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    700 injured now.

    they did it because of the G8 summit, or to ruin moral since the 2008 olympics will be held in london, or maybe both.

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    quote: Why would they attack London?

    Any country that is associated with the United States and their actions will be subjected to terrorist attacks. Let us not forget that revenge is the most potent fuel on earth.

    Our actions have created terrorists, now we have to deal with them.

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    Our actions have created terrorists?

    Im sure that they would have just gone away if we did nothing, everytime they killed more people.

    The U.S.A is not the evil doers in this situation my friend, the TERRORIST'S are!

    I cannot belive that there are still people who believe that the U.S.A.'s actions create more terrorist's.

    Unfortunatly it may take an act such as this to make the rest of Europe wise up and realize what needs to be done to rid the world of such people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ July 07 2005,3:10)]700 injured now.

    they did it because of the G8 summit, or to ruin moral since the 2008 olympics will be held in london, or maybe both.
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