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Small Explosions Hit London; No Deaths Reported

Map of London transit bombings July 7 and July 21.
Map contrasts London bombings of July 7 and July 21.

Four small explosions hit London's transit system, two weeks after 56 people died in a similar attack.

But this time there have been no deaths reported, and only one person injured -- an asthma attack. And police say some of bombs planted failed to detonate, giving them critical forensic evidence that may help to track the attackers.

Prime Minister Tony Blair said of the attacks, "They're done to scare people, to frighten them

and make them worried." Police have made two arrests related to the most recent attacks.

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Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.