7 July 2005 London bombings
|7 July 2005 London bombings|
|Part of terrorism in the United Kingdom and Islamic terrorism in Europe|
|Date||7 July 2005 |
08:49 - 09:47 (UTC+01:00)
|Target||Public aboard London Underground trains and a bus in Central London|
|Deaths||56 (including the 4 bombers)|
Mohammad Sidique Khan
At 08:50, three bombs exploded within fifty seconds of each other on three London Underground trains. A fourth exploded an hour later at 09:47 on a bus in Tavistock Square. The explosions were caused by home-made bombs. The bombs were packed into rucksacks and set off by the bombers themselves.
A memorial was made in Hyde Park, London on the 7 July 2009. This had 52 stainless steel pillars, one for each murder victim. They were arranged in four clusters for the four bomb sites. 52 died and over 700 were injured in the attack.
After this attack there was a police reform in the UK. Many police in London are authorised to carry firearms. London is always on high alert for terrorism. The police are supported by the Serious Organised Crime Agency and MI6.
- Woodman, Ellis. 7/7 Memorial in London's Hyde Park , The Daily Telegraph, July 7, 2009; Tributes paid at 7 July memorial, BBC News, July 7, 2009.
- "BBC NEWS - INDEPTH - LONDON ATTACKS". news.bbc.co.uk.