LONDON: The 7/7 London bombers received bomb-making advice and encouragement from an unknown person in Pakistan, revealed an inquest into the incident.
According to a report published in the Guardian, the bombers had received a number of calls on their cell phones from different public call boxes in Rawalpindi. Detective Sergeant Mark Stuart of the Metropolitan police told the inquest that the bombers are believed to have been guided because they had no knowledge of making bombs.
The first call was made from Rawalpindi on April 23 2005, followed by calls made between May and June. Another call was made on July 2, five days before the explosions.
Mohammed Sidique Khan, the leader of the bombers, did not make any calls to Pakistan, but received a number of calls, so that the identity of the man would not be revealed.
The unidentified man made one last call on July 7, five hours after the bombs had been detonated.
The bomber s had used 19 different pre-paid number during the planning and operation of the attack, changing numbers as the plan progressed into a new phase.
Four British men, Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, Hasib Hussain, 18, and Jermaine Lindsay, 19, had detonated homemade bombs on three packed underground trains and a bus in the worst peacetime attacks in London, on July 7, 2005.
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