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7/7 London bombings: A decade on, UK falls silent to remember terrible day

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7/7 London bombings: A decade on, UK falls silent to remember terrible day

Britain is marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 7 July, the first major atrocity on British soil by Islamist extremists. The country will fall silent in memory of the 52 people killed when four bombs went off in London a decade ago. More than 700 people were injured in the attacks, which struck three London Underground trains and a double-decker bus during the morning rush hour.

Ten years on from the 7/7 London attacks, the threat from terrorism continues to be as real as it is deadly - the murder of 30 innocent Britons whilst holidaying in Tunisia is a brutal reminder of that fact.

Prime Minister David Cameron

Survivors, relatives of the dead and members of the emergency services will participate in commemorative events, visiting bombing sites in the morning. A minute of silence will be held during a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral attended by the Duke of York, the Prime Minister, London Mayor Boris Johnson, as well as survivors and first responders. The capital’s public transport network will come to a halt as bus drivers will bring vehicles to a stop if they can do so safely, and commuters and personnel will observe a minute of silence. Transport for London says, however, that Tube services will run as normal.