The London Bombings of 2005: An After-Action Review
University of Phoenix
The bombings that took place in London England in July, 2005 were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks aimed at inflicting as much damage as possible to the Western society that we are a part of. This paper will explain the events that occurred as well as the response by government and law enforcement personnel in combating and apprehending those responsible as well as describing similarities between this event and other high-profile terrorist bombings in recent history.
The London Bombings of 2005: After-Action Review
On July 7, 2005 the world experienced a despicable act of terrorism and cowardice when 4 men decided to blow up various buses, throughout the city of London, England. These attacks, referred to as 7/7, were coordinated terrorist bombings which targeted morning commuters during the busy morning rush-hour. A total of 56 people, including the four terrorists, were killed and over 700 civilians were injured as a direct result of these attacks. The explosives were organic based and transported into the underground stations in rucksacks that the bombers wore strapped to their backs. The attackers were previously unknown terrorists who were known as “cleanskins” and were relatively young men.1.) They were Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30 of Pakistani descent, Shehzad Tanweer, 22 and also of Pakistani descent, Germaine Lindsay, 19 and from Jamaica, and Hasib Hussain, 18 and of Pakistani descent. In the hours and days immediately following the bombings a large scale police effort was launched in order to identify and bring to justice the people responsible for this tragedy and the Metropolitan Police and the Government’s national crisis management facility are put into action. After a lengthy investigation and countless statements from witnesses, the bombers and their motives are revealed. They were all unremarkable men...