The long-awaited British parliamentary report into last year’s July 7 London bombings has been published.
Interior Minister John Reid reacted to the report’s conclusion that while two of the four suicide bombers had contacts with al-Qaeda there was no sign of what was being planned. “There is little that marks them out as particularly vulnerable to radicalisation and little in their subsequent behaviour which could have given much indication to those around them of their intentions,” he said. “It is not yet known whether others in the UK were involved in indoctrinating the group or helping them to plan.” The British parliament’s intelligence and security committee said the security services had come across two of the bombers prior to the attacks but did not believe they represented an urgent threat. A total of 52 people were killed and 700 others injured in the attacks in which four men set off rucksack bombs on three underground trains and a double-decker bus during the morning rush-hour .