|2007 London Car Bombs|
The Mercedes-Benz on Haymarket covered by a tent
|Date||29 June 2007|
|Attack type||car bomb|
|Perpetrator(s)||2, alleged to be:|
On 29 June 2007, in London, two car bombs were discovered and disabled before they could be detonated. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A car bomb is an explosive device placed in a car or other Vehicle and then detonated. Bilal Talal Samad Abdullah (born 1980 is a suspect arrested after the 2007 Glasgow International Airport attack. Kafeel Ahmed, aka Khalid Ahmed and Khaled Ahmad, ( 1 January 1979 &ndash 2 August 2007) was an Indian Muslim born Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. A car bomb is an explosive device placed in a car or other Vehicle and then detonated. The first device was left near the Tiger Tiger nightclub in Haymarket at around 01:30, and the second was in Cockspur Street, in the same area of the city. Tiger Tiger is a chain of British nightclubs owned by Novus Leisure. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark Haymarket is a street in the St James's district of the City of Westminster, a London Borough
The first car was reported to the police by an ambulance crew attending a minor incident at the nightclub when they noticed suspicious fumes. "Metropolitan Police" redirects here See also Metropolitan police. A paramedic is a medical professional usually a member of the emergency medical service, who primarily provides Pre-hospital advanced medical and 
About an hour later, the car containing the second device was ticketed for illegal parking, and an hour after that, transported to the car pound at Park Lane.  Staff noticed a strong smell of petrol, and reported the vehicle to police when they heard about the first device. 
Both vehicles were made by Mercedes, the first a light green metallic 300E saloon, registration number G824 VFK, and the second a similar model in blue. W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis-designation for the 1984 to 1995 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Mercedes-Benz W123 cars were produced from 1976 through 1985
The cars and their devices were recovered intact for forensic examination and both were found to contain petrol cans, gas canisters and a quantity of nails, with a mobile phone-based trigger.
Although this event coincided with the appointment of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister two days earlier, Downing Street dismissed suggestions of a connection, although a close link was quickly established to the attack at Glasgow Airport the following day. WikipediaManual of Style (biographies#Academic titles --> James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951 is The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political leader of the United Kingdom The 2007 Glasgow International Airport attack occurred on Saturday 30 June 2007, at 1511 BST, when a dark green Jeep Cherokee loaded with
|29 June 2007|
|01:25||London Ambulance Service crew report seeing smoke in a car parked in Haymarket. Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS is the largest "free at the point of contact" ambulance service in the world that does not directly charge its patients Haymarket is a street in the St James's district of the City of Westminster, a London Borough Eyewitnesses claim to have seen the car being driven "erratically" and then crashing into bins, after which the driver got out and ran off. |
|02:00||Metropolitan Police officers investigate the vehicle and cordon off the area. "Metropolitan Police" redirects here See also Metropolitan police. |
|02:30||A second car is found illegally parked in Cockspur Street, near Trafalgar Square. |
|03:30||The second car is taken to a car pound in Park Lane. Police manually disable a device in the first car. |
|04:00||A witness sees the police removing gas canisters from the car.|
|08:00||Piccadilly Circus Underground station is closed. Piccadilly Circus tube station is the London Underground station located directly beneath Piccadilly Circus itself with entrances at every corner|
|10:25||The car is taken from Haymarket and sent to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's research site at Fort Halstead in Kent. History In July 2001, the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA was split into two parts Fort Halstead is a research site of Dstl, an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence. KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format |
|10:30||The COBR committee meets to discuss the issue. Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms ( COBR) is a coordination facility of the government of the United Kingdom that is activated in cases of national or regional emergency Piccadilly Circus Underground station is reopened.|
|14:30||Park Lane is closed off after a second suspect vehicle is discovered in an underground car park. Park Lane is a major Road (designated A4202) in the City of Westminster, in Central London. |
|15:45||A police bomb investigation robot is seen near the entrance to the car park. |
|17:00||Police cordon off Fleet Street after finding a third suspicious vehicle. Fleet Street is a street in London, England named after the River Fleet.|
|18:00||Fleet Street re-opens after nothing is found in the vehicle.|
|19:00||Police confirm that a second device has been located at the Park Lane site. |
|20:45||Police confirm that both vehicles were packed with nails, petrol and gas cylinders. |
The vehicle has been reported to have contained 60 litres of petrol, gas cylinders, and nails. A gas cylinder or tank is a Pressure vessel used to store Gases at high Pressure. In Engineering, Woodworking and Construction, a nail is a pin -shaped sharp object of hard Metal, typically Steel,  Scotland Yard has reported that while the gas contained in the canisters and the quantity of the canisters remains unknown, they do not wish to increase speculation and that further details will be given after they have been analysed by forensic experts. New Scotland Yard or Scotland Yard, informally known as The Yard and NSY, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible The head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command said, "It is obvious that if the device had detonated there could have been serious injury or loss of life. " However, the device could not have detonated, because it lacked an oxidizer, according to a columnist for The Register (UK).  This information may have originated from an interview of former CIA counter-terrorism officer Larry Johnson, conducted by Keith Olbermann of MSNBC on 29 June. near as long as it used to be several months ago It has been actively summarized and split into sub-articles and there is a dynamic talk page discussion of all Keith Olbermann (born January 27 1959 is an American Sportscaster, news anchor, and Political commentator.
According to Sky News, the gas cylinders contained propane gas, used for patio heaters. Sky News is a rolling TV news channel providing 24 hour news coverage including the latest breaking news Propane is a three- Carbon Alkane, normally a gas but compressible to a liquid that is transportable A patio heater (also called a mushroom or umbrella heater is an appliance for generating radiant heat for outdoor use 
A second bomb was later found in a blue Mercedes-Benz 280E believed to have been left in the same area at around the same time. The Mercedes-Benz W123 cars were produced from 1976 through 1985 The illegally-parked car received a parking ticket in Cockspur Street at 02:30. At about 03:30 the car was transported to the Park Lane car pound. Staff left the car in a public area after smelling petrol fumes and alerted police on hearing about the first bomb. 
U. S. officials told NBC News that three men have been identified and are believed to be from Birmingham. NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um Furthermore, the network reported that one of the three men could be an associate of Dhiren Barot, an Indian convert to Islam who was sentenced to life in prison in 2006 for plotting to fill limousines with explosives similar to those found in these incidents and park them in garages beneath hotels and office complexes. See also 2004 Financial buildings plot Dhiren Barot (known under various aliases Bilal, Abu Musa al-Hindi, Abu Eissa al-Hindi, and India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Religious conversion is the adoption of a new religious identity or a change from one religious identity to another Bharot, whom police described as a high-level al-Qaeda operative, also planned to attack five financial landmarks in the United States: the New York Stock Exchange and the Citigroup Center in New York City; the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, both in Washington, D.C.; and the Prudential Building in Newark, New Jersey. Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qa`ida or al-Qa`idah, ( Arabic:; ar-Latn ''al-qāʿidah'' Translation: The The New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE) is a Stock exchange based in New York City. The Citigroup Center (formerly Citicorp Center) is one of the tallest Skyscrapers in New York City, United States located at 53rd Street The City of New York The International Monetary Fund ( IMF) is an International organization that oversees the Global financial system by following the Macroeconomic The World Bank is an internationally supported Bank that provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries for development programs (e Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Prudential Financial, Inc ( is a Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 company whose subsidiaries provide Insurance, Investment management, and Newark is the largest city in New Jersey, United States and the County seat of Essex County. Scotland Yard are denying claims from a report by ABC News that police had a "crystal clear" picture of one suspect from CCTV footage. New Scotland Yard or Scotland Yard, informally known as The Yard and NSY, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible This article is about the American news organization See also ABC News (disambiguation ABC News is a division of American Closed-circuit television ( CCTV) is the use of Video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place limited set of monitors 
A 27-year-old doctor from India, Mohammed Haneef was arrested at Brisbane Airport in Australia on 2 July in connection with the bombings in the UK. Mohamed Haneef (born 29 September 1979) is a 29-year old Indian Physician who was accused of aiding terrorists and left Australia upon cancellation He was arrested while trying to board a flight with a one way ticket to Bangalore, India, apparently to visit his newly born daughter. Bangalore ( officially Bengaluru ( Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. The arrest followed information received from the UK.  As the case against him collapsed, Dr. Haneef was released with all charges dropped.  A second doctor was detained at the Gold Coast Hospital by police on 3 July 2007 and was later released.
A spokesperson for Pride London stated that the route of their gay pride march, set for 30 June 2007, would be unchanged although extra precautions such as removing bins would be implemented. Pride London is the name of the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender Registered charity which arranges LGBT events in London, most notably LGBT pride or gay pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that LGBT ( Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  The police do not think the attacks were targeted at the event. Other suspicious vehicles in Park Lane and Fleet Street were investigated by police, as well as reports of suspicious cars in other areas of the UK, such as Warrington, which suffered a 1993 bomb attack by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Park Lane is a major Road (designated A4202) in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Fleet Street is a street in London, England named after the River Fleet. Warrington is a large town borough and Unitary authority area in Cheshire, England. The Warrington bomb attacks took place in Warrington, England in 1993. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann ( IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the
Office workers, students and tourists were still enjoying a Friday night out in London only hours after the discovery of the bombs. Bars and clubs remained open and London mayor Ken Livingstone urged the capital's communities to work together to defeat the terrorism threat. The Mayor of London is an elected politician who along with the London Assembly of 25 members is accountable for the strategic government of Greater London (see Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born 17 June 1945 is a British Socialist Politician. 
Security at Wimbledon was increased as a result of the incident. The Championships Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon, is the oldest Tennis tournament in the world and is widely considered as the most prestigious  Whitehall sources later stated that "international elements" were believed to be involved with the bomb. Her Majesty's Government, or when the monarch is male His Majesty's Government, is the title used by the Government of the United Kingdom, based at  Police claim to have a "crystal clear" picture of the driver of the first car and suspect he may be an individual formerly detained in relation to the case of convicted terrorist Dhiren Barot. The 2004 Financial buildings plot was a plan led by Dhiren Barot to attack a number of targets in the U  Barot was connected to an earlier "limousine bomb" plot, which also involved cars packed with propane gas cylinders. Propane is a three- Carbon Alkane, normally a gas but compressible to a liquid that is transportable  One senior law enforcement official called the event a "terror plot involving Islamic extremists. "
CBS News has reported that a message appeared on the widely used jihadist Internet forum Al-Hesbah at 08:09, June 28, 2007, stating: "Today I say: Rejoice, by Allah, London shall be bombed. CBS News is the news division of American Television and Radio network CBS. Jihad (جهاد ʤɪhæːd an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. An, or message board, is a Bulletin board system in the form of a discussion site Al-Hesbah is an Arabic Message board and has been called "one of the most widely used Jihadist Internet forums" Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. " The message went on to mention the recently announced knighthood of Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie. In mid-June 2007 Salman Rushdie, British - Indian novelist and author of controversial novel The Satanic Verses, was bestowed the honour of being The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie 's fourth Novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie Kt (born 19 June 1947 is an Indian - British novelist and essayist 
The following day, in another incident, a Jeep Cherokee was set on fire and driven into the main departure terminal of Glasgow International Airport causing minor damage. See also Jeep Cherokee for other models using this name The Jeep Cherokee (XJ was a Monocoque (unibody Compact The 2007 Glasgow International Airport attack occurred on Saturday 30 June 2007, at 1511 BST, when a dark green Jeep Cherokee loaded with Two men, believed to be of Asian appearance, were arrested at the scene. British Asians are British citizens who are immigrants or descendants of immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka One, who had been on fire, was taken to a nearby hospital and the other to a police station. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced that the attack is being treated as a terrorist attack and that the United Kingdom terrorism threat level has been elevated from "Severe" to "Critical", meaning "further attacks are expected imminently". The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office Jacqueline Jill "Jacqui" Smith (born 3 November 1962 is a British Politician for the Labour Party. In a press conference Glasgow police said this attack and the car bombs in London are believed to be linked. . The BBC reported that a mobile phone found after the arrest of the Glasgow suspects contained the numbers of those involved in the London bombing attempts. The Metropolitan Police say this is the first evidence they have linking the events.
In the United States White House press secretary Tony Snow said "There is no specific or credible evidence of any threat of any kind against the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Robert Anthony Snow ( June 1 1955 – July 12 2008) was an American Political commentator, Television news " Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said there were no immediate plans to raise the U. The term homeland security refers to the broad national effort by all levels of government to protect its territory from hazards both internal and external natural and man-made Michael B Chertoff (born November 28, 1953) is the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security, and co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act S. national threat level, now at yellow, or elevated. In New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said police would work extra hours in more locations. The City of New York Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and the Mayor of New York City. The police department increased patrols at high profile tourist areas such as Times Square, as well as the subways. Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan, New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West Officers were told to give extra attention to parking garages and any suspicious vehicles. After the Glasgow attack patrols were increased at some airports. 
At approximately 21:30 on 30 June, officers of the Metropolitan Police and West Midlands Police arrested two people at junction 16 on the northbound M6 motorway near Sandbach in south Cheshire, blocking the motorway for about 40 minutes. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper "Metropolitan Police" redirects here See also Metropolitan police. West Midlands Police is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the Metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. This article concerns the M6 motorway in England There are also M6 motorways in Russia (see Caspian Highway) Hungary (see M6 motorway Sandbach is a Market town and Civil parish within the Congleton borough of Cheshire, England. 
Gordon Brown stated on July 1 that "[it is] clear that we are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al-Qaeda. WikipediaManual of Style (biographies#Academic titles --> James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951 is "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. "
On December 18, gallantry awards for two of the police officers involved in defusing the devices were gazetted. Events 218 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal 's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the The London Gazette is one of the official journals of record of the British government, and the most important among such official journals in the UK in which certain Paul Humphrey received the Queen's Gallantry Medal (the third highest such medal in the UK honours system), and Gary Anthony Wright received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery. The Queen's Gallantry Medal ( QGM) is the third level Civil decoration of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery achievement or service to the United Kingdom. The Queen's Commendation for Bravery is one of the United Kingdom awards granted for Bravery entailing risk to life and meriting national recognition