Report: Failure to Watch Bomber Before London Attacks Understandable

The Associated Press
Thursday, May 11, 2006; 5:04 AM

LONDON, May 11 -- The decision by British intelligence agencies not to concentrate on two London bombers before the July 7 attacks was understandable given the scale of the threat and limited resources, a legislative committee reported Thursday.

The report by the Intelligence and Security Committee said intelligence agents were aware of Siddique Khan, the leader of the attacks which killed 52 bus and subway passengers, but had not confirmed his identity until after the attacks.

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