What happened July 21st 2005?

What happened July 21st 2005?

On July 21, 2005, terrorists attempt to attack the London transit system by planting bombs on three subways and on one bus; none of the bombs detonate completely. The failed bombs were found at the London Underground’s Oval, Warren Street and Shepherd’s Bush stations and on a bus in Hackney.

What was happening in London in 2005?

London bombings of 2005, also called 7 July attacks or 7/7 attacks, coordinated suicide bomb attacks on the London transit system on the morning of July 7, 2005. At 8:50 am explosions tore through three trains on the London Underground, killing 39. More than 700 people were injured in the four attacks.

What major event happened in 2005?

Worldwide protests occur against the Iraq War, with over 150,000 protesters in Washington, D.C. (see Opposition to the Iraq War). Hurricane Rita hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, devastating areas near Beaumont, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Why were there so many civilian casualties in World War II?

Many civilians died because of deliberate genocide, massacres, mass-bombings, disease, and starvation. Of the total number of deaths in World War II, approximately 85 percent—mostly Soviet and Chinese—were on the Allied side and 15 percent on the Axis side.

What was the date of the London bombings in 2005?

On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist extremists separately detonated three bombs in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two civilians were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attacks,…

Where was the bus bomb on 7 July 2005?

Hasib Hussain, who detonated the bus bomb in Tavistock Square, is captured on CCTV leaving a Boots store on the King’s Cross station concourse at 9 am on 7 July 2005. The four bombers captured on CCTV at Luton station at 7:21 am on 7 July 2005.

Where did the bomb go on the London Underground?

At 8:49 am, three bombs were detonated on board London Underground trains within 50 seconds of each other: The explosion occurred at the rear of the first car of the train—number 166—causing severe damage to the rear of that car as well as the front of the second one. The surrounding tunnel also sustained damage.

What was the date of the 7 July 2005 attack?

Newsround looks back at what happened on 7 July 2005 – a day that has become known as 7/7. What happened on 7 July? On 7 July 2005, four men with rucksacks full of explosives attacked central London. The target was London’s transport system, at the end of the morning rush hour.

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