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Double-decker bus bombed at Tavistock Square

Suicide Attack
Part of 7-7 London transit bombings

Event Details
Primary Organization7-7 London transit bombers
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Means of AttackBackpack Bomb
TargetNo. 30 double-decker bus
LocationTavistock Square, London, United Kingdom
Time0947 local, July 7, 2005
Victim Deaths131
Victim Injuries1101
Attacker Deaths11
ParticipantsHasib Hussein (Suicide Bomber) 1
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe bomb detonated on the top deck of the bus.

It is unclear why Hussain, unlike his three fellow bombers, bombed a bus instead of a train, and why his attack took place an hour after the first three bombings.1
PossibleIt has been speculated he tried to detonate his bomb but it didn't go off, prompting him to go to a store and buy a 9-volt battery and switch to a bus because of delays on the subways after the first three bombings.1
 
 
Sources
1"Report of the Official Account of the the Bombings in London on 7th July 2005." U.K. House of Commons report, May 11, 2006.
 
 
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