London under attack this morning. The news is pouring in. EXPLOSIONS STILL HAPPENING ALL OVER LONDON! Three double decker buses attacked.
Pray my friends.
Emergency personnel having hard time getting to victims. Second explosions going on after first so that paramedics get hit with explosions as they try to help. 90 casualties reported in one London hit so far.
Tony Blair about to comment.
Map of London Explosion Sites Below
Witness Statement About Bus Explosion
Mrs Seabrook said the bus was travelling from Euston to Russell Square and had been "packed" with people turned away from Tube stops.
"It was a massive explosion and there were papers and half a bus flying through the air, I think it was the number 205," she said.
"There must be a lot of people dead as all the buses were packed, they had been turning people away from the tube stops. We were about 20 metres away, that was all."
"I was on the bus. I looked round and the seats behind me were gone," another witness who was on one of the buses said.
Tony Blair Statement-7 am EST-7/7/05
Is leaving G8, will return to London for update. He is going back to the G8 afterwords.
Calls it "reasonably clear" this is a terrorist attack.
Was visibly shaken.
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been scheduled to hold a meeting with investors at a hotel on top of the site of an explosion in central London, public radio reported.
"The explosion happened just beneath the hotel at the same time the meeting with businessman interested in investing in Israel was expected to begin," Oren Helman, an aide to the right-wing former premier, told public radio Thursday.
"The finance minister was forced to stay in the hotel where he is staying, at the request of British security services," he added.
Quote of Interest
Remember John Kerry?
"We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they're a nuisance."
LIVE AUDIO FEED TO LONDON HERE
Report Fox News sister station SKY
Reporter says suicide bomber was on at least one bus.
Other Latest Updates
Info on Terrorist Trial HERE
From the WAPO
NO! It was the pressing problem of GLOBAL WARMING!
9 AM USA-EST-London Explosion Update
Report: Islamic Group Makes Claim of Responsibility for London Blasts
The Associated Press
Published: Jul 7, 2005
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" has posted a claim of responsibility for the series of blasts in London, saying they were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The statement, which also threatened attacks in Italy and Denmark, was published on a Web site popular with Islamic militants, according to Elaph, a secular Arabic-language news Web site, and Der Spiegel magazine in Berlin, which both published the text on their Web sites.
"Rejoice, Islamic nation. Rejoice, Arab world. The time has come for vengeance against the Zionist crusader government of Britain in response to the massacres Britain committed in Iraq and Afghanistan," said the statement, which was translated by The Associated Press in Cairo.
Scotland Yard reporting 7 explosions. Ap reporting 4.
Could be the confusion stems from multiple explosions at same site.
President Bush Speaks
Declares USA Department of Homeland Security working with local authorities.
Update Noon 7/7/05
The Britain Department of Emergency Services held a press conference.
It is reported at least 35 dead but the bus explosion has not yet been tallied. Over 300 treated for minor injuries.
Below a rough timeline of events since this morning.
08.50 - Police called to Aldgate station, east London.
09.22 - King's Cross, Liverpool Street and Aldgate stations cleared.
09.31 - The incident caused major disruption to the entire network with stations across the capital being closed.
09.33 - London Underground said that there has been "another incident at Edgware Road" station in north west London.
09.53 - Mainline train company First Great Western said its services into London's Paddington station were terminating at Reading in Berkshire because of the Underground crisis.
10.00 - The National Grid, which supplies power to the Underground, said there had beenno problems with its system this morning which could have contributed to the incidents.
10.13 - Union officials said their sources had told them there had been at least one explosive device on the Underground. One explosion happened at Edgware Road and there were suggestions of two other explosions at King's Cross and Aldgate.
10.14 - Reports of a bus being ripped apart in an explosion in central London.
10.19 - Mainline services were being halted short of London. The Silverlink company, which normally operates into Euston station, was terminating trains at Watford Junction in Hertfordshire.
10.25 - Union sources said they had received reports of explosions on three buses in central London.
10.32 - Mainline London to Scotland train company GNER said it did not expect its East Coast Main Line services to run as far as London at any time today.
Yeah, the Gitmo where our soldiers have been "torturing" people by mishandling the Koran.
4 British Al-Queda Released From Gitmo