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....all four are now in custody....
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Bombers planned 'burning cross'
13/07/2005 20:11 - (SA)
London - The four suspected London bombers wanted to scar the city with a "burning cross", setting off explosions in its north, south, east and west, in the hope of being revered as martyrs by fellow extremists, a British newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The four suspects were caught on security cameras at London's King's Cross, heading off in different directions shortly before the three bombs went off near Aldgate, Edgware Road and Russell Square underground stations early on Thursday.
A fourth bomb exploded on a bus nearly an hour later.
Police suspect that three of the young men carried bombs east, west and south, while a fourth had planned to take the north-bound Northern Line, but as this was disrupted at the time he changed plans and boarded a bus, London's Evening Standard said.
Investigators have developed the "burning cross" theory based on an internet statement by a shadowy group calling itself the Organisation of al-Qaeda Jihad in Europe, which claimed responsibility for the blasts, the paper said.
"Heroic mujahedeens carried out a sacred attack in London, and here is Britain burning in fear, terror and fright in the north, south, east and west", said the statement, whose authenticity has not been confirmed.
According to a security source close to the investigation, quoted by the Evening Standard, the bombers carried personal documents to the scene of the blasts in the hope they would be identified and honoured for their part in the carnage.
"They wanted people to know who they were. They wanted to be martyrs," the source said.
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Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:43 pm
The bombers are now in custody ?
Since when ?
.I'd heard that some of the alledged bombers, those suspected by the police of being the bombers, were in custody
Geez....that was the quickest trial in history, I never even knew it had taken place.
Rome - The man believed to be the fourth would-be bomber in the failed July 21 attacks said he and his accomplices wanted their attack to spread fear in London, in an apparent confession reported by Italian newspapers on Saturday.
"We wanted to make an attack, but only as a demonstration," several newspapers quoted 27-year-old Osman Hussain as saying, without citing a source.
Italy's best-selling newspaper, the Corriere della Sera, expressed fears that the presence of one of the presumed London bombers could be linked to an planned attack here.
"Was he here just as part of his escape or to prepare a new attack?" it asked.
Rome daily Il Messaggero headlined: "The suicide bomber was among us," and reported that police believe Hussain could have been in Rome to prepare a terrorist attack.
Italian police moved in to arrest Hussain on Friday after tracking his mobile phone through France and Italy before his arrival in Rome by train on Thursday.
British police had provided their Italian counterparts with the phone number, which was initially tracked to the Waterloo Station area of London on Monday but then went silent. The signal was picked up again in Paris on Wednesday, and then again in Milan and Bologna on Thursday.
Police in Rome meanwhile mounted round-the-clock surveillance on Hussain's brother, a Somali national who owns a phone and internet centre near Rome's Termini Station. He eventually led them to the flat in the eastern Rome suburb where Hussain was arrested on Friday after paying a visit to a small mosque.
Among a number of people detained for questioning late on Friday was a Tunisian official at the mosque, Mohamed ben Mohamed.
"I came to Rome because I didn't know where else to go and because I had friends here and could find a place to stay. I would have stayed here for a while and then gone elsewhere. I don't know of any plan to attack Italy," La Repubblica quoted the suspect as telling police.
Citing a police source, Turin daily La Stampa said Hussain protested he knew little of the organisational background to the July 21 attacks on the London transport system and that he had been handed a rucksack to take on the Underground.
Several newspapers reported that Hussain's fluent Italian surprised interrogators. They said he had previously spent five years in Rome, having fled to Italy on a false passport, either from Somalia or a neighbouring country, as a teenager. In the meantime, he has become a British citizen.
Lets not forget the Brazilian guy who was buried yesterday back in his homeland, he was also a "bomber" in the eyes of those who shot him 7 times.
Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:09 pm
Apparently.....Intelligence sources have suggested there is evidence the whole thing was planned by a bigger cell in Saudi Arabia.
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