Guest_ikonboard Posted July 7, 2005 Share Posted July 7, 2005 Associated Press Update 1: Six Blasts Rock London, Killing at Least 2 07.07.2005, 07:52 AM Half a dozen explosions rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday. The blasts killed at least two people and injured scores in what a shaken Prime Minister Tony Blair said was a series of "barbaric" terrorist attacks. Police reported "a number of fatalities" at one London subway station. "Things are still relatively confused," Superintendent John Morgan told reporters. Blair said it was clear the attacks were designed to coincide with the opening of the G-8 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. 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. 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. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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