It looks as if it may have been four British-born Muslim suicide bombers. Welcome to the future of Western Europe and the U.S. From “What we know so far: police statement on London bombs” in the Times Online, with thanks to Peter:
Deputy Assistant Commissioner. Peter Clarke, Head of the MPS Anti-Terrorist Branch and National Co-ordinator of Terrorist Investigations….
“The investigation led us to have concerns about the movements and activities of four men, three of whom came from the West Yorkshire area.
“We are trying to establish their movements in the run up to last week’s attacks, and specifically to establish if they all died in the explosions.
“Today we executed six search warrants issued under the Terrorism Act at premises in the West Yorkshire area.
“These included the home addresses of three of the four men to whom I have referred. A detailed forensic examination will now follow. This is likely to take some time to complete.
“We have identified CCTV footage showing the four men at King’s Cross station shortly before 8.30am on that morning of July 7.
“One of the men who set out from West Yorkshire was reported missing by his family to the Central Casualty Bureau shortly after 10pm on Thursday, July 7. We have now established that he was joined on his journey to London by three other men.
“We have since found personal documents bearing the names of three of those four men close to the seats of three of the explosions.
“As regards the man who was reported missing, some of his property was found on the Route 30 bus in Tavistock Square.
“Property in the name of a second man was found at the scene of the Aldgate bomb. And in relation to a third man property in his name was found at the scene of both the Aldgate and the Edgware Road bombs.
“We also have very strong forensic and other evidence, that it is very likely one of the men from West Yorkshire died in the explosion at Aldgate. This, of course, is subject to formal confirmation by the Coroner….
“At one of the searches in West Yorkshire, some material has been found which has caused the West Yorkshire police to take measures to ensure that there is no risk to the public. The investigation of what has been found will be a detailed and lengthy exercise.
“At Luton a vehicle has been found in the station car park which we suspect is connected to this investigation. Again, steps are being taken to ensure that there is no risk to the public.
“One man has been arrested in West Yorkshire and will be brought to London to be questioned….”