Tony Blair just finished addressing the British public, there were no casualties and citizens were urged to go about their normal activities.
LONDON (Reuters) – Four small explosions hit London’s bus and underground train network on Thursday, without causing major casualties, exactly 2 weeks after bombers killed more than 50 people in the capital.
London’s police chief Ian Blair told reporters: “We know that we’ve had four explosions or attempts at explosions. It is still pretty unclear as to what’s happened.Following on Paul’s speculation from this morning, the report continues.
“The worst-case scenario with the non-explosions or minor explosions would be that these are devices that haven’t triggered properly. Beyond that, it looks like it may be people messing around, copycat-type stuff,” said analyst Shane Brighton of the Royal United Services Institute, a London think-tank.
Robert Ayers of the Chatham House institute said it appeared that Britain now had to deal with a concerted militant campaign.
“You had four guys that died (on July 7), but the infrastructure that trained them, equipped them, funded them, pointed them at the right target — the infrastructure’s still in place, still here.
“There’s no evidence that the infrastructure has left, which would suggest that all they need are four more stupid, young men who are willing to go off and die for a cause to do it all over again.”BBC reporters notes are available, which makes for an interesting way of following the story.
An Asian man carrying a rupesack was arrested outside 10 Downing street, as shown below.
A suspect was also said to be being pursed at University Hospital. New Scotland Yard has confirmed that 2 people have been detained and an unknown number of others are wanted as fugitves from justice.