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21 July: Attacks, escapes and arrests
Four men have been found guilty of a botched attempt to repeat the devastation of the 7 July attacks in London.

The failed bombers targeted three Tube trains and a bus - as happened on 7/7 - but the devices failed to explode. The men are Muktar Ibrahim, 29, Yassin Omar, 26, Ramzi Mohammed, 25, and Hussain Osman, 28.

No verdict was reached for two other men accused of taking part. Adel Yahya, 24 and Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 34, both now face a retrial.

Because the bombs did not explode, police were able to recover a wealth or forensic material from the scenes of the attacks. CCTV images of the bombers were also available.

A huge manhunt followed, with the men named and pictures published. Within eight days, two of the bombers were arrested in London, one in Birmingham and one in Rome.

Mr Asiedu, who said he only went along with the plot because he feared being killed by the others, was also held in London.

Mr Yahya, who argued that he was not part of the conspiracy to murder, was arrested at Gatwick in December 2005, after returning from Ethiopia.

Location of arrests of 21 July bombers and other suspects




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