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Second Bomb-Rigged Car Tied to First in London

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Second Bomb-Rigged Car Tied to First in London

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Second Bomb-Rigged Car Tied to First in London

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Police safely defused a bomb in a parked car in central London on Friday — then found a second explosives-rigged car, fueling fears of a coordinated attack.

The first bomb was composed of gasoline, nails, gas cylinders and a detonator, and, according to Scotland Yard's Peter Clarke, and was powerful enough to have caused "significant injury or loss of life" had it gone off.

According to Britain's anti-terror police chief, the second car was originally parked in the same area as the first — but it was towed to an impound lot. He said it contained "very similar materials" to those found in the other car, including a lot of fuel and gas canisters, and some nails, according to Associated Press reports.