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04Aug05: 03:10: Bristol, UK

Did July 7 bombs explode *under* trains?

by Adrian Connock and Tony Gosling

Victims of two of the three London tube explosions say the bombs 
went off under the trains.  Their eyewitness accounts appear to 
contradict the theory that suicide bombers were responsible for killing 39 
passengers on London's tube network that day.

The Guardian's Mark Honigsbaum spoke to several eye witnesses to 
the Edgware Road tube bomb on July 7th. He reported "an explosion this 
morning under the carriage of the train", and went on, "some 
passengers described how tiles, the covers on the floor of the train, suddenly 
flew up, raised up". Victims also told him the train "had been 
derailed by this explosion", again suggesting the bomb was under the 
carriage. A man caught by the blast was reported to have "very, very bad 
injuries to his legs".

Bruce Lait, injured by the Aldgate East tube bomb was interviewed 
on the 11th July by a reporter from the Cambridge Evening News. Mr 
Lait explained that as he was being led to safety, "The policeman 
said 'mind that hole, that's where the bomb was'. The metal was pushed upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train. They seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag".

The 7th July bombs were followed, exactly two weeks later, by 
failed [sic] copycat [sic] attacks. This morning, exactly another two weeks on, London's commuters will be hoping the third cell that police warned of on 
Sunday, is not preparing to attack again.

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Cambridge Evening News story

Mark Honigsbaum story,,1524554,00.html

Mark Honigsbaum audio
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