Bombs Kill 37 in London

London was rocked by a coordinated series of terrorist bombings this morning.

A group supposedly affiliated with Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility on its website for the attacks. Targeted at mass transit, the devices were detonated on four subway trains and a bus during Thursday morning’s rush hour.

The blasts began shortly before 9 a.m. and lasted about 45 minutes.

The attacks were claimed to be in retaliation for the UK participation in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Both subway and bus services were stopped as rescue workers tended to those injured.

People have compared these attacks to the horrific blitz attacks during World War II.

For more of this story, see the report in The New York Times.