British Prime Minister David Cameron led somber tributes on Tuesday as Britain commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London. It was a time to reflect on the attacks that killed 52 people in London as well as the four bombers, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe.
“Ten years on, this is one of those days when everyone remembers exactly where they were when they heard the news. It’s a day when we recall the incredible resolve and resolution of Londoners and the United Kingdom. A day when we remember the threat that we still face. But above all it’s a day when we think about the grace and the dignity of the victims’ families, for all they’ve been through, and we honor the memory of those victims and all those who were lost ten years ago today.”
In the early hours of July 7 a decade ago, four young British Muslims traveled to London where they detonated home-made bombs hidden in rucksacks on three underground trains and a bus during the morning rush-hour.
Inspired by al Qaeda, they killed themselves and 52 other people and wounded around 700 others. Citizens from Poland, Israel, Australia, France, Italy, Afghanistan, Nigeria, New Zealand, and a Vietnamese-American were among the victims.
Memorial services held to honor victims
London is marking a somber anniversary. 10 years ago, four suicide bombers, British Muslims radicalized by al Qaeda, struck the city’s transport system. 52 people were killed and hundreds injured. CCTV America’s Jim Spellman filed this report from Washington.
Memorial services held to honor victimsLondon is marking a somber anniversary. 10 years ago, Four suicide bombers, British Muslims radicalized by al Qaeda, struck the city's transport system. 52 people were killed and hundreds injured. CCTV's Jim Spellman filed this report from Washington.
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