Naturally, the United Nations condemned the terrorist attacks committed against the citizens of London, and now call for cooperation in fighting terrorism…
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Just hours after a series of explosions in London, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to condemn the terrorist attacks and vowed to bring those responsible to justice.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan echoed that sentiment.
“These vicious acts have cut us all to the core, for they are an attack on humanity itself,” Annan said in a statement. “Today, the world stands shoulder to shoulder with the British people.”
A resolution approved by the council condemned “without reservation the terrorist attacks in London … and regards any act of terrorism as a threat to peace and security.” It urged all states to cooperate in finding and bringing to justice the perpetrators and expressed the council’s “utmost determination to combat terrorism.[...]“
Also, the London police have revised the timeline for the attacks. With, of course, speculation as to which terrorist group was possibly responsible for these heinous acts.
LONDON (AP) — Police radically revised the timing of the deadly blasts that tore through the London Underground, saying Saturday that the bombs were detonated just seconds apart – not 26 minutes as first reported. The explosions were so intense that none of the 49 known dead has yet been identified.[...]
Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Brian Paddick said the near-simultaneous nature of the attacks Thursday indicated timers – not suicide bombers – set off the explosions. He cautioned, however, that the investigation was in an early stage and nothing had been ruled out.[...]
Investigators repeated their assertion that the bombings bore the signature of al-Qaida, the terror network blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. The organization, headed by Osama bin Laden, has gained a reputation for sophisticated timing in its terror strikes.[...]
Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, the alleged mastermind of last year’s Madrid railway bombings, who also goes by the name Abu Musab al-Suri, has emerged as a suspect in the London attacks, according to unidentified investigators cited in The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday.[...]
Transit officials originally said Thursday’s blasts occurred over a 26-minute span, but computer software that tracked train locations and electric circuits subsequently determined the first blast shattered the rush-hour commute at 8:50 a.m in Aldgate station, east London, with the next two erupting within 50 seconds.
A fourth explosion tore through a double-decker bus near a subway entrance, killing 13 people, nearly an hour later. The attacks hit as President Bush and other G-8 leaders were holding a summit in Scotland and a day after London was named the host city for the 2012 Olympics.[...]
More than 20 people injured in the blasts remained in critical condition, and an unknown number of bodies remained in the Russell Square subway tunnel, where heat, dust and dangerous conditions slowed crews trying to reach the corpses. Many London subway lines run more than 100 feet below ground.[...]
When asked about the claim of responsibility by a group calling itself The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe, Prime Minister Tony Blair told the BBC on Saturday it was “reasonably obvious that it comes from that type of quarter.”[...]
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