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Several British mosques are to hold "prayer for peace" commemorative events on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) announced nearly a dozen mosques in the UK will hold national peace iftar (breaking of fast) to pay their respects to the 52 people who died in the terrorist attacks in 2005.

Mosques in cities including London, Bradford, Manchester and Oxford are inviting non-Muslims and interfaith communities to join them while they break Ramadan fast and call for a prayer for peace and pray for the victims of terrorism.

The MCB will also be staging a peace iftar the Islamic Cultural Centre, at London's Regent's Park from 7.30pm to remember the victims of the 7/7 attacks.

A MCB spokesperson said: "We hope, by having this expression of solidarity, we can unequivocally pray for the victims and their families, urge our leaders to defy the terrorists by calling for unity between people, not division [and] show the world our abhorrence of this violence."

Similar commemorative events have already been held at mosques in Tooting, south-west London, and Highgate in Birmingham.

Four British Muslims carried out the 7/7 bombings across London, which also left over 70 injured.

Mosques holding the peace iftar

Muslim Welfare House, 233 Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2DA
SICM Mahfil Ali Community of Middlesex
Hyderi Islamic Centre, 26 Estreham Road, Streatham, London, SW16 5PQ
Central Mosque, 180 Belgrave Middleway, Highgate, Birmingham, B12 OXS
UKIM, 179 Anderton Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 1ND
Masjid As Shifa, Bobber Mill Community Centre, Berriew Road, Nottingham, NG7 5JU
UKIM Khizra Mosque, 425 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 0PF
Bayt ul Qaim, 145 Bolton Lane, Bradford, BD2 4AT
UKIM Peterborough Mosque, 311 Cromwell Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2HP
Tooting Islamic Centre, 152-156 Upper Tooting Rd, Greater London, SW17
Oxford Islamic Information Centre, St Georges Mansions, George St, Oxford, OX1 2AR

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