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UK charges three in 2005 London transit bombings

[JURIST] Three men arrested [JURIST report] last month in connection with the July 7, 2005 London transit bombings [JURIST news archive; BBC News timeline] were charged [press release and press conference statement] Thursday with unlawfully and maliciously conspiring with the suicide bombers to cause explosions on London's transportation system and tourist attractions in London. The men, Mohammed Shakil, 30, Waheed Ali (formerly known as Shipon Ullah), 23, and Sadeer Saleem, 26, all have connections to the Beeston, West Yorkshire area. For 8 months before the attack, the three allegedly obtained reconnaissance information and assisted in planning the bombings, which, including the bombers, killed 56 people and injured more than 700 others. The men will appear before the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court [HMCS court information] this weekend.

In making the announcement at Scotland Yard [official website], the head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command [official backgrounder], Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, asked anyone who has information about the three charged, or the suicide bombers themselves, to call the police tip-line. He also said more arrests would likely come in the future. BBC has more.

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