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The 7/7 attacks: the bus bomber’s head

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By Michelle Malkin  •  July 12, 2005 11:19 AM

News coming in:

Reuters/Sky TV

The bomber responsible for the attack on a London bus last week was killed in the blast, Sky television reported on Tuesday, quoting police sources.

It was not clear whether the man had intended to detonate the bomb on the bus, Sky said. Police would not confirm the report.

Sky said a decapitated head found near the scene had been that of the bomber.

More Sky news on home raids related to the attacks.

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1135am EST. Sky: All four bombers died in the attacks. WaPo wire here.

1200pm EST: The Economist reports on breakthroughs in the hunt for the bombers. And those security TV cameras may have come in handy after all.

BBC coverage here (hey, they let the word “terrorist” get through. Someone’s snoozing on the job.)

The Counterterrorism Blog has a chock full of updates.

1230pm EST. Press conference. Scotland Yard executed six warrants in the West Yorkshire area, including three of the four suspected terrorist bombers. All four arrived by train in London on the morning of 7/7. Video shows the group meeting at King’s Cross station.

Evening update…

A closer look at the terrorist bomb squad:

Three of the men lived in Leeds and the immediate fear is that members of a terrorist cell linked to the city are planning further strikes. The mastermind behind the attacks and the bombmaker are both still thought to be at large.

The man who planted the bomb at Edgware Road was named last night as Mohammed Sidique Khan, 30, the married father of an eight-month-old baby, who is believed to have come from the Leeds area.

Two other terrorists were Hasib Hussain, 19, who bombed the bus in Tavistock Square, of Colenso Mount, Leeds, and Shehzad Tanweer, 22, the Aldgate bomber, who lived at Colwyn Road, Leeds.

Police are still trying to identify the fourth, whose remains are believed to be in the bombed Tube train carriage on the Piccadilly Line. It is thought that he comes from Luton.

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