Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

BOMBER ON TUBE TRAIN; Dramatic New Clues as Police Name Two Suspects

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

BOMBER ON TUBE TRAIN; Dramatic New Clues as Police Name Two Suspects

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DRAMATIC new clues were released this afternoon in the hunt for the London terror cell.

Police named two suspects wanted over last Thursday's failed attempt to cause carnage on the transport network and also released more photographs.

One of the men being hunted is pictured on a Tube train seconds before he tried to detonate his rucksack bomb at Oval station.

The man calmly holds on to the rail as he stands only feet from the passengers he intends to kill.

Just like his three accomplices - at Warren Street, Shepherd's Bush and the No26 bus at Hackney - his bomb failed to go off and he was pictured moments later running from the station. Several passengers struggled with him but he escaped.

The Warren Street bomber was named as Yassin Hassan Omar, thought to be of Somalian origin. The flat where he is believed to have lived, in north London, was raided today.

No arrests were made.

The Warren Street bomber attempted to detonate his bomb between Oxford Circus and Warren St. At 12.40 he was spotted in Warren Street booking hall and escaped by vaulting the ticket barriers. The suspect wanted for the attack on the No26 bus goes by the names of either Muktar Said Ibrahim or Muktar Mohammed Said. He is aged 27 and lived in Southgate.

He is originally from East Africa. A new photograph of him was released, showing him with a goatee beard and a receding hairline.

The Shepherd's Bush bomber is believed to have got on the Tube at Westbourne Park at 12.20pm and boarded a Hammersmith and City line train. He was wearing a blue baseball cap and carrying a small rucksack. He tried to set off a bomb and when it failed to detonate he fled, apparently by climbing through a window at the end of the carriage, then running along the track before escaping through back gardens. He ran down Macfarlane Road, past the BBC television centre in Wood Lane and was then last seen running under the A40 Westway towards North Kensington. …

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