Keep calm and carry on

Khaleej Times - - OPINION -

To­day’s as­sault looks rem­i­nis­cent of one 12 years ago, shortly af­ter the hor­ri­bly suc­cess­ful tube bomb­ings of 7/7, when an­other at­tempt was made to bomb Lon­don us­ing home­made ex­plo­sives packed into buck­ets. The det­o­na­tors went off, but the ex­plo­sives did not catch. This may be what hap­pened to­day. If so, it is a trib­ute to the ef­fec­tive­ness of long, slow and unglam­orous ef­forts to cut off wouldbe ter­ror­ists from the sources of the knowl­edge and skills they need to make an ef­fec­tive de­vice. It is a tragedy that these at­tacks should come to seem pre­dictable and al­most rou­tine.

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