London bomber buried in Punjab province, Pakistan

The remains of one of the four London suicide bombers have been buried in Pakistan, the country's interior minister has said. The remains of Shehzad Tanweer, 22, were flown in by his parents on Wednesday and buried on Thursday in Punjab province, Aftab Sherpao said.

More than 50 people died in the attacks on four sites in London on 7 July.

Pakistan cracked down on extremists after it was shown at least of the two bombers had visited the country.

London's Metropolitan Police said they would not comment on the matter.

Residents said the burial had been arranged by Tanweer's uncle, Tahir Pervaiz.

Mr Pervaiz told Reuters: "The burial has taken place." One resident told the agency 100 to 150 people attended a quiet funeral in the compound of a local Islamic saint's shrine.

British police say Tanweer killed seven people when he detonated a bomb at London's Aldgate underground station.

They say the other attacks were carried out by Mohammed Sidique Khan, Germaine Lindsay and Hasib Hussain.

Pakistan has confirmed that Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer arrived in Pakistan last year and left together after spending three months in the country.

After the bombings, President Pervez Musharraf said all foreign students at madrassas, or religious schools, some 1,400 pupils, had to leave the country, reports BBC news. I.L.