London Bomb
'Mastermind' - A Case
Of Mistaken Identity
A man widely reported to have been the 'mastermind' behind the London attacks by slipping into Britain was an innocent Pakistani who happened to have a similar name to that of someone suspected to be an al-Qa'ida leader.
The man, in his 30s, was the subject of intense media speculation surrounding his visit to Britain culminating in his flying out of London one day before the attacks. His unmonitored presence in the country led to criticism of MI5.
But according to The Independent the suspect had no role in the attacks.
Inquiries made have led to the discovery that the man was an innocent Pakistani traveller who simply happened to have a name similar to that of an alleged al-Qa'ida member whose on the watch list of several foreign security agencies.
A similar blunder is also said to have occurred following claims by U.S. intelligence that Germaine Lindsay the alleged bomber who carried out the King's Cross attack, was on a British watch list. This was because the "fourth" bomber was wrongly identified in the United States as Lindsay Jermaine - someone with a similar name to the suspect.
So far, Scotland Yard is concentrating its efforts on determining the movements of the four bombers from Leeds and Aylesbury, and what explosives they used.
Sniffer dogs are being used on the underground to detect explosives and dozens of other dogs will be deployed throughout the London Underground system and the police may also introduce random checks using metal and bomb detectors on the Underground.



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