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EU To Remember London Victims

14 July 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Two minutes of silence are due to be held at midday today London time across the 25-country European Union to remember the victims of the London terror bombings one week ago.

At least 52 people were killed and hundreds of others injured in the morning rush hour blasts on 7 July that hit three underground trains and a double-decker bus.

In a joint declaration on 12 July after an emergency meeting in Brussels, EU interior and justice ministers said they stood in solidarity with Britain and vowed to implement new anti-terrorism measures across the bloc.

British police are now targeting their investigation toward catching the mastermind behind the attacks, which are suspected of being carried out by British-born men of ethnic Pakistani background. Police are investigating the possibility that the four bombers died in the blasts.

Anti-terror police late on 12 July carried out a new raid in connection with the investigation, searching a residence in Aylesbury northwest of London. No arrests were reported.