More on the jihad in London from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
LONDON – Police in London have arrested two men in connection with four attacks on three subway trains and a double-decker bus on Thursday, a scene hauntingly similar to deadly explosions set off by four suicide bombers exactly two weeks before. It was an inescapable message that life in London now means living with the threat of terror.
The explosive devices were either faulty or too small to cause bloodshed, and the only reported injury turned out to be an asthma attack. But the lunch-hour blasts rattled a capital already on edge after the July 7 explosions, which killed 52 people and four suicide bombers.
Police said one man was detained near Downing Street, site of the prime minister’s residence; the other was picked up near Tottenham Court Road, close to the Warren Street subway station where one attack took place….
Authorities said it was too early to determine whether the attacks were carried out by the same organization as the July 7 blasts – or whether they were linked to al-Qaida.
But NBC News reported that British authorities told their U.S. counterparts that backpacks and explosives used Thursday were identical to those in the July 7 attacks. And the British Broadcasting Corp. reported “speculation” that the devices were so similar they may even have been part of the same batch.
“Clearly, the intention must have been to kill,” Police Commissioner Ian Blair told reporters. “You don’t do this with any other intention. And I think the important point is that the intention of the terrorists has not been fulfilled.”