UK Marks 10-Year Anniversary of 2005 Suicide Bombings in London on Tuesday

© AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth Flowers at the memorial in Hyde Park, London, to remember the victims of the London bombings
Flowers at the memorial in Hyde Park, London, to remember the victims of the London bombings - Sputnik International
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The United Kingdom is marking on Tuesday the tenth anniversary of the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings in London.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The nation will observe a minute of silence at 11:30 a.m. local time (10:30 GMT) to commemorate the 52 victims of the first major Islamist extremist terrorist attack in Britain.

The relatives of the victims, as well as the survivors and first respondents, will participate in commemorative events, including visiting the sites of the bombings.

A national service of remembrance will be held at St. Paul's Cathedral, to be attended by Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson, among others.

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On July 7, 2005, a series of coordinated suicide bombings took place in London, when four Islamist jihadists detonated bombs in three London Underground morning rush hour trains at points across the city and on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square later in the day.

The attacks killed 52 and injured over 700 people.

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