7/7: More on the Balkan connection

There’s all sorts of speculation around on the source of the explosives used in the London bombings, but it looks like their may be something to the Belgrade connection I mentioned previously.

Similar components from the explosive devices have been found at all four murder sites, leading detectives to believe that each of the 10lb rucksack bombs was the work of one man. They also believe that the materials used were not home made but sophisticated military explosives, possibly smuggled into Britain from the Balkans.

“The nature of the explosives appears to be military, which is very worrying,” said Superintendent Christophe Chaboud, the chief of the French anti-terrorist police, who was in London to help Scotland Yard. (Times Online)

This may be an example of what Global Guerrillas blogger John Robb has called the bazaar of violence.







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