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    Explosions

    There's early reports of explosions on public transport through London.

    First reports mention power surges on the Tube.

    Now the BBC says that police have confirmed an explosion on a bus.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4659093.stm

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    Not altogether unexpected although I had assumed that Edinburgh would have been more likely, given the proximity of the G8 summit.

    Shocking, nonetheless.
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    Terrible. It looks like dozens of fatalities. My sympathies to the UK people.

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    So far i think 7 separate incidents have happened. Buses and trains have been targetted but I believe the injury count is actually low considerring the time and location of the explosions. Utter chaos though as many buses and all underground train services have been suspended. Well suppose we wait for someone to admit responsibility for these atrocities.
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    BBC news 24 says 6 train explosions, and at least 1 bus i think. Tony Blair looked pretty shocked when he gave his statement earlier, so am i really, i hope nobodys lost any loved ones

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    I just heard a MP from the intel comittee saying there were 6 confirmed, but it could be higher...

    So far teh US media I'm listening to says multible deaths, but the BBC says only 2 deaths so far...but 100s of injured....Not that it matters, my thoughts and prayers to all of those in London.
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    Some Al-Queda group has supposedly admitted responsibility and also warned Italy and Denmark to expect similar attacks.
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    I just heard there are for sure 4 sites. The 6 or 7 figure is said to be from multiple explosions at the sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned_Coder
    Some Al-Queda group has supposedly admitted responsibility and also warned Italy and Denmark to expect similar attacks.
    Meh, I don't know how believable that really is, it could easily just be some kid being really stupid for all we know

    Sad to hear about this...it's definitely not a good thing in any respect, whoever caused it.

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    Sad... just a very sad day. Hopefully if anyone else is targeted, security will hopefully catch them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jverkoey
    Meh, I don't know how believable that really is, it could easily just be some kid being really stupid for all we know

    Sad to hear about this...it's definitely not a good thing in any respect, whoever caused it.
    No, I heard the same thing... some Islamic group produced a video of some sort claiming they did it. My wife also heard that the bombs could have been set off by cell phones in the trains.

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    They think that the explosion on the bus may have been a suicide bomber

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    The US, Spain, and now the UK, I cannot help but wonder who is next.

    I also wonder how feasible it is to really stop these people. I would like to think that eventually this worldwide 'insurgency' will wither and lose steam, but my gut feeling is that it can only be growing. My only 'good' feeling about this incident is that these terrorists only have so-called conventional bombs, as opposed to something nuclear or biological.
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    >> these terrorists only have so-called conventional bombs, as opposed to something nuclear or biological.

    ... so far.

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