Londoners take bomb threats in stride

By Tariq Panja
The Associated Press

LONDON Londoners were on edge Friday after two explosives-packed cars were found in the city's theater district just days before the second anniversary of a bombing onslaught that killed 52 commuters, and the thwarted plot revived painful memories.

"If something bad happens, you don't want to keep revisiting it," said Caroline Steadman, 35, whose brother Philip Russell was among those killed in the July 7, 2005, attack by four suicide bombers.
Still, the threat of terrorism is nothing new for London. It was a frequent target of attacks by the Irish Republican Army in the 1980s and 1990s, and many residents and visitors vowed to carry on as usual.

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