East London Bombing: Countdown to Blast
Monday 26 April 1999
5.57pm: The bomb explodes, blowing the Sierra into the air and leaving it a wreck of twisted metal. A Volvo estate parked next to it is set ablaze, Cafe Naz catches fire, windows are blown out and several people are knocked to the ground by shrapnel.
6.05pm: Firefighters arrive and police cordon off the area.
6.15pm: Six people are admitted to the Royal London Hospital with minor injuries.
7.30pm: Tony Blair, in Washington for Nato's 50th anniversary,condemns the attack as "outrageous".
8pm: Someone claiming to be from the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 claims responsibility for the blast in a 999 phone call.
9pm: Police say they are linking the bombing with the Brixton explosion.
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