7 July 2005 London bombings

7 July 2005 London Bombings

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7 July 2005 London bombings

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The 7 July 2005 London bombings (often referred to as 7/7) were a series of co-ordinated suicide attacks upon the United Kingdom, targeting civilians using London's public transport system during the morning rush hour.

On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamic homegrown terrorists detonated four bombs, three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two people, as well as the four bombers, were killed in the attacks, and over 700 more were injured.

The explosions were caused by homemade organic peroxide-based devices packed into rucksacks. The bombings were followed by a series of attempted attacks on 21 July.


London Underground

At 8:50 am, three bombs were detonated onboard London Underground trains within fifty seconds of each other:
  1. The first exploded on a Circle line sub-surface train, number 204, travelling eastbound between Liverpool Street and Aldgate. The train had left King's Cross-St. Pancras about eight minutes earlier. At the time of the explosion, the third carriage of the train was approximately 100 yards (90 m) along the tunnel from Liverpool Street. The parallel track of the Hammersmith and City line between Liverpool Street and Aldgate East was also damaged in the blast.
  2. The second device exploded in the second carriage of another Circle line sub-surface train, number 216, which had just left platform 4 at Edgware Road and was......
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