London Terror Attack: Seven dead; 48 hurt; three suspects killed

Candice Alexander
June 4, 2017

Ariana Grande, the US singer whose May 22 concert in Manchester, England was hit by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people and wounded 116, tweeted "Praying for London" after Saturday's attacks.

Six people were killed and 20 others were injured in the incidents that British Prime Minister Theresa May termed a "potential act of terrorism".

The vehicle was driven at high speed into people on London Bridge just after 10pm on Saturday before continuing to Borough Market.

"They are bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism that preaches hatred, sows division, and promotes sectarianism", she said.

"One cab driver said three men ran towards the market stabbing people - including a young girl - as they ran", says the Daily Telegraph.

"I'm not an advocate of postponing".

- The BBC showed a photograph of two possible attackers shot by police, one of whom had canisters strapped to his body.

Scotland Yard said in Sunday's early hours that three male attackers had been shot and killed by police marksmen in Borough Market, an area dotted with pubs and restaurants popular among Londoners and tourists alike.

The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes.

A nearby railway station has been closed and police are advising people to stay away from the area. Some suffered life-threatening injuries. French and Spanish citizens were among the wounded. The death toll of seven didn't include the three attackers.

Armed police take position at the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017. I've said hello in passing more than 50, 60 occasions. Grande and other stars are scheduled to perform a benefit concert for victims under tight security in Manchester Sunday night.

The president says the travel ban, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign, is needed to protect Americans from terrorist attacks. She said five credible plots have been disrupted since March.

"It is time to say "Enough is enough", said Mrs May.

She said: "Severe means that an attack is highly likely, and the threat level was at severe".

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"This attack is yet another cruel example of the new reality in which we live, the ever-present threat of murderous Islamist terrorists, intent to harm our communities, our way of life and the freedoms we hold dear", Mr Turnbull said.

"'We are working with our interagency partners and foreign counterparts to gain further insight into reported attacks against civilians on London Bridge and in the surrounding area", the statement read.

London Bridge is a major transport hub and nearby Borough Market is a fashionable warren of alleyways packed with bars and restaurants that is always bustling on a Saturday night.

The force initially said officers were also responding to a reported third incident, in the Vauxhall area of London.

Roberts said he heard what sounded like gunshots about 10 minutes later.

The commissioner said: "Our understanding is that there were three people involved in the attack". Eleven of the 17 people arrested in connection with the investigation of the Manchester atrocity are still in custody.

"I saw that man with a knife in his hand and after that a man started screaming so I knew something wrong was happening", he said.

"It was really scary", he said.

The men had jumped from the van and used long knives to stab people after the first incident on London Bridge.

"When I open the door I see three dead people on the floor", he said.

Today (Sunday), a dramatic picture of one of the terrorists from the London terror attack lying on the ground was released.

A string of witnesses have told of the horror that unfolded in front of them. "People were throwing bottles at them, pint glasses, whatever they could pick up". If there's nowhere to go then...

"He added: "'I thought, "I'm gonna try and hit him, I'm gonna try and knock him down".

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