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Mayor of London marks 7/7 terror attacks

The Mayor of London has issued a statement to mark the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks.

On 7 July 2005, four suicide bombers struck London's transport network, killing 52 people and injuring over 770 others.

Three of the blasts happened on London Underground in the vicinity of Aldgate, Edgware Road and Russell Square stations. 

The fourth device exploded on a bus that had been diverted via Tavistock Square, close to where BTP’s HQ was at the time.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Today marks the anniversary of the appalling 7 July terror attacks on our city in 2005.

“As we pause to remember the 52 lives lost, the bereaved and the hundreds injured, we also pay tribute to the emergency services, transport workers and ordinary Londoners who showed extraordinary courage and compassion, risking their own safety to help others in need."

He continued: “As Londoners, our determination to remain united against terror is stronger than ever. As Mayor, I am dedicated to working with communities, partners and the police to confront the threat of terrorism and ensure every measure is taken to build a safer London for everyone.”

Charity Survivors Against Terror said in a social media post: "Today, we remember the tragic events of 7th July, 2005, when our city of London faced unimaginable terror. On this day, we pay tribute to the lives lost and the survivors who bravely faced darkness with courage and resilience.

"To all survivors of the 7/7 London bombings, your strength and perseverance inspire us all. Your stories of survival remind us of the power of human spirit in the face of adversity. Together, we stand united against terror, refusing to let hate and fear divide us.

"As we reflect on this day, let us honour the memory of those we lost with a commitment to building a world where peace and unity prevail. Let us continue to support each other, uplift our communities, and strive for a future free from violence."

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