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Posted on 06/29/2007 11:58:30 AM PDT by Pyro7480
LONDON, England (CNN) -- A second car found on a London street on Friday contained possible bomb materials, sources told CNN, hours after police disarmed an explosives-filled car in the city's busy theater district.
The second car was towed from Trafalgar Square to Park Lane overnight, because it was illegally parked, the sources said.
At the Park Lane garage, workers called authorities when they became suspicious after news of the first incident, because the car smelled of gas.
Police and security sources say the car was found to contain components very similar to the first car -- definitely fuel, and possibly much more.
They said the car is of grave concern, and could potentially be a second car bomb.
A senior U.S. official with knowledge of the London investigation told CNN the car was linked to the vehicle outside the club, and that some materials found inside the car were very similar to explosive materials found in the car near Piccadilly.
Security sources told CNN they believed the first device found -- loaded with fuel, gas cylinders and nails -- was set up for remote detonation.
Police said it could have caused huge numbers of casualties.
British police anti-terror chief Peter Clarke said detectives were examining security camera footage after the car was found outside a nightclub in the heart of London's theater district shortly before 2 a.m. on Friday (10:00 pm ET Thursday).
Police deactivated the explosives but the incident stoked renewed fears of a terrorist strike, almost two years after London's transport network was hit by deadly suicide bombers.
Security sources told CNN that the "relatively crude device" found in the first car near Piccadilly Circus contained at least 200 liters, or about 50 gallons, of fuel in canisters.
Clarke said the explosives would have resulted in significant injury and loss of life had they detonated.
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2 more to go. Keep looking guys.
yep, there’s noone out there plotting to kill us. nothing to see here. move right along...
“Police and security sources say the car was found to contain components very similar to the first car — definitely fuel, and possibly much more.”
Dang! The car definitely had FUEL in it? Those devious bastards!
Note to terrorists: Amend Car-bombing 101 Textbook to mention to park car bombs in a legal parking spot.
2 more to go? Is there a rumor of 4 cars??
Sure glad we don’t have to worry about this kind of crap here. (/s)
A car that CONTAINED FUEL?!?!?!?!?!?!
My heavens!! This must stop!
Wonder if Red Ken collected any entry taxes on those Qaida guys when they drove the car bombs into his city??
Definitely....and it seems related to me...
Fox and Sky News reporting 2nd car was a mercedes benz as well...fully loaded with explosives. What happened? Did their cell phones not work this time? Did they not have Verizon? I thought all “networks” were standing behind their callers...or did it drop out like those other commercials?
and it seems related to me...to the first one....
I'm sure they bought the proper number of carbon credits.
Perhaps when Verizon runs ads in Iran, they could have the “Verizon guy” stand a couple hundred feet in front of a lone parked car in an empty lot. After he asks on his cell phone, “Can you hear me now?” and replies “Good”, the car would blow up.
I think this has potential...
I have heard no such rumour - police have apparently been caught completely of guard by this. Off the radar.
He is probably referencing the four planes on 9/11.
2 of them...one wonders if it was just 2? Scotland Yard due to have press conf shortly
Meanwhile CNN is asking if this is related to Iraq, and why there have been NO attempts in the U.S. since 9-11. Sheesh.