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7/7 10th anniversary: What happened next

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 July 2015

The bombed bus in Tavistock Square on 7/7. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA

The bombed bus in Tavistock Square on 7/7. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA

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The death toll from the London 7/7 bombings became clear in the days after the attacks with 52 people killed and more than 700 injured in the atrocity.

Walking wounded leaving Edgware Road tube station on 7/7. Picture: Edmond Terakopian/PAWalking wounded leaving Edgware Road tube station on 7/7. Picture: Edmond Terakopian/PA

The bombings were the UK’s worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

Masterminded by suicide bombers Hasib Hussain, 18, Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Jermaine Lindsay, 19, and Shehzad Tanweer, 22, the men attached bombs to their rucksacks.

These were detonated on Tube trains in Aldgate, Edgware Road and between Kings Cross and Russell Square stations on July 7, 2005. Another device was exploded on a bus in Tavistock Square.

Two days afterwards police found evidence of the bombers’ identities and on July 12 premises in West Yorkshire were searched. These included the Leeds flat where the bombs were made.

Shehzad Tanweer, Jermaine Lindsay and Mohammed Sidique Khan in Luton train station on June 28 2005 in an apparent dry run of their devastating attack on the capital. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service/PAShehzad Tanweer, Jermaine Lindsay and Mohammed Sidique Khan in Luton train station on June 28 2005 in an apparent dry run of their devastating attack on the capital. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service/PA

On July 14 police publicly named Tanweer and Hussain and, two days later, Khan and Lindsay as the bombers. And two weeks later pictures emerged of bombs left behind by the terrorists in a car at Luton.

London was again plunged into chaos on July 21 when another four men launched failed attacks on Tube trains at Oval, Warren Street and Shepherd’s Bush, and on a number 26 bus at Bethnal Green.

The following day armed police officers hunting the previous day’s would-be suicide bombers mistakenly shot dead Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell Tube station.

On September 1 Middle Eastern television channel al Jazeera broadcast a martyrdom video recorded by Khan before his death. In the short film, the ringleader of the 7/7 attacks said “We are at war and I am a soldier. Now you too will taste the reality of this situation”.

That same month Al-Qaeda’s deputy leader announced the terror group had “launched” the attacks.

A government report, in May the following year, revealed that Khan and Tanweer were known to MI5 before the bombings but were not fully investigated because the security service had more pressing priorities. A London Assembly review of the emergency services’ response in June 2006 exposed a catalogue of failings in the chaotic aftermath of the attacks.

Four years later, in October 2010, long-awaited inquests into the 7/7 deaths got under way at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

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