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July 22, 2005
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London’s Jewish community was urged to be “extremely vigilant” as a series of fresh bomb attacks hit the British capital Thursday. A number of blasts at lunchtime caused the Warren Street, Shepherds Bush and Oval subway stations to be evacuated, while another bomb hit a double-decker bus in East London. Police described the explosions as “minor,” with only one reported injury, unlike the coordinated suicide bombings in London July 7 that killed 56 people and injured more than 700. “We are urging extreme vigilance,” said a spokesman for the Community Security Trust, which advises Anglo-Jewry on safety issues. “We are talking to community organizations, schools and shuls and giving advice on what to do, and liaising with the police. We are watching events unfold minute by minute.”

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