Blair Seeks Prayers as Explosions Rock London Transport System

Following explosions in London's subway system, which killed at least 2 and injured 150 on Thursday Morning, Prime Minister Tony Blair said that his thoughts and prayers were with the families of the victims.

The attacks happened at various subway stations and in a bus throughout the city. In a statement, the prime minister said it was "barbaric" that the attacks would take place during a time when leaders were trying to help problems in Africa and the environment.

Christian groups have taken interest in supporting calls for relief for poverty in Africa and have actively participated in rallies and protests. Blair, who is also a Christian said, "our thoughts and prayers are of course with the victims and their families."

The attacks came a day after London was awarded the 2012 Olympics and in the midst of intense talks at the G8 summit with world leaders.

The explosions came within an hour of each other, starting at 8:49 a.m. local time. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair said the there were signs that explosives had been used.

Blair said the attacks were timed to coincide with the G8 talks in Gleaneagles, Scotland. He said the summit would continue although he would leave to return to London.

He said the nation was determined to defend its values and way of life.

"Whatever they do, it is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilized nations throughout the world."