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July 12, 2005
Bombers Died, Arrest Made: London Investigation Continues

British intelligence and law-enforcement specialists continued their torrid pace in investigating the terrorist bombings of last week. Today, Sky News reports that the four bombers likely died in the explosions, while the BBC flashes that an arrest has been made in Yorkshire:

It is "highly likely" one of the Tube bombers died in the attacks on the Underground network, police say.

The suspected bombers travelled down from the West Yorkshire and met at Kings Cross station shortly before the attacks were launched on Thursday morning, police said at a press conference.

Their images were captured by CCTV cameras.

Personal documents have been found at all four bomb scenes and although the four attackers are thought to have died police were careful not to say whether Britain had suffered its first suicide bomb strike.

Those personal documents have been received with some skepticism by investigators. They worry that the papers could be a posthumous attempt to provide disinformation in order to protect the masterminds behind the attack. It didn't stop them from making at least one arrest in Yorkshire:

One man has been arrested in Yorkshire and taken to London for questioning after police raids in Leeds and the seizure of a car in Luton.

That skepticism, in fact, might be short-lived. The BBC characterizes the police mood as "buoyant" regarding new developments in the investigation. It sounds as if British terrorist hunters may be close to identifying the major players in this attack. Keep an eye on the news, as well as Michelle Malkin's site, for continuing updates.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at July 12, 2005 12:13 PM

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