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    The British Cabinet ministers will not attend the commemoration events to honor the victims of 9/11 tragedy to be held later this month in the United States, a UK diplomatic source told Sputnik on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Thousands of people are expected to gather in Washington, DC to commemorate the victims of the tragedy on September 11 and take part in the commemorative run and the unity walk. In New York, a memorial ceremony will be held at the World Trade Center Site.

    "Our [UK] ministers are not attending any events hosted by the US commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11," the source said.

    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda suicide bombers hijacked four passenger planes in the United States, crashing two into New York's World Trade Center towers, another into the Pentagon and the fourth was sent in the direction of Washington D.C., presumably to attack the White House or the Capitol. Some 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attack.

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