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LONDON, England (CNN) -- British investigators have asked Pakistan to round up a number of men for questioning as part of the probe into the July 7 bombings in London, a Pakistani official says.

In addition, investigators have turned over many cell phone and hard line telephone numbers to Pakistan authorities, the official said Wednesday.

One of the persons of interest is named Haroon Rasheed Aswad, a very common name in Pakistan, the official said.

A person bearing that name was detained near Islamabad by Pakistani intelligence agents Tuesday night, but was released from custody, officials in Pakistan confirmed.

A spokesmen for Scotland Yard declined to comment.

Attacks on London's mass tranist system killed 56 people, including the four suspected bombers, and injured more than 700.

Pakistani officials continue to check records for possible trips to Pakistan by the four London bombers.

All four are British citizens, and three are of Pakistani origin.

A check of computerized airport entry records going back to 2002 so far indicates only one visit to Pakistan by two of the bombers from November 2004 to February 2005, said the Pakistani official.

The official said none of those wanted for questioning by the British is among the 200 Islamic militants rounded up in a crackdown on those suspected of violating Pakistan's own laws.

-- From Phil Hirschkorn and Graham Jones in London and Moshin Naqvi in Islamabad.

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