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Thursday, April 26, 2012

UK court heard London transit bombing lawsuit
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On April 26, 2010, lawyers for the victims of the July 7, 2005 London transit bombings argued in the Royal Courts of Justice that UK authorities possessed information that could have helped them prevent the attacks. The British security service argued that the matter had already been investigated by the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), and that the intelligence could undermine law enforcement efforts if made public. The UK government has since used a plan to compensate families of the July 2005 bombings. Previously, the London police had negotiated a settlement with the family of a man mistaken for one of the terrorist suspects involved in the bomb plot. The 2005 bombings targeted three trains and one bus, killing 52 people and injuring at least 770.

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