LONDON, England (CNN) — At least 40 are dead and scores wounded after four bombs exploded in London’s transport system, U.S. law enforcement sources say the British government has told them.
“We were all trapped like sardines waiting to die,” said Angelo Power. “I honestly thought I was going to die, as did everyone else.”
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said it was a “barbaric” terrorist attack as he flew back to London from the G8 summit in Scotland, which he said would go on in defiance of the bombers.
A group, the “Secret Organization group of al Qaeda Organization in Europe,” claimed responsibility in a Web site posting. The authenticity of the claim could not immediately be verified.
Originally posted by CCN.com on Thursday, July 7, 2005; 10:35 a.m. EDT
Isn’t it strange that this attack happened just days after London was selected to hold the 2012 Summer Olympics? Especially since the one requirement they need to meet is improving the public transportation system.