Three bombs detonated almost simultaneously in the London Underground on July 7th, 2005. The first bomb went off on a subway train traveling between Liverpool Street and Aldgate. The second bomb went off in a subway train that had just left the platform in Edgware Road Station, and the third bomb went off in a subway train running between King’s Cross and Russel Square.
Less than an hour after the bombs went off at 9:47 AM in the subway, a bomb went off on the top deck of a double-decker bus as it traveling in Tavistock Square. The bomb destroyed the rear portion of the bus.
A total of 52 victims were killed in the bomb blasts. Thirty-two of the victim were British, the rest from a variety of countries throughout the world.
The bombing was the world of suicide bombers. Three of whom were born to Pakistani immigrants and the third a convert to Islam born in Jamaica. In their videotaped statements, the attackers claimed they were carrying out the bombing to protect other Muslims killed by the West.