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"Tackling terror in an #Olympic city" #London2012

By Himaya Quasem Assistant to Editor [email protected] It was morning rush hour on the London underground. Dressed in jeans and with a backpack, Hasib Hussain, a visitor from northern England, slipped quietly into the crowd. But, as the world would soon discover, he was no ordinary commuter making his way across the bustling capital. On July 7, 2005, Hussain, 18, and three other young suicide bombers detonated their explosives-filled backpacks on London's transport network, killing 52 people and injuring at least 700 others. The single worst terrorist attack on British soil came within 24 hours of London winning the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Suddenly, a jubilant nation was plunged into mourning. With less than a month to go before the Games begin on July 27, reports emerged this week that two British Muslim converts had been arrested in London on terror charges....

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