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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.

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