Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

12 arrested after London attack left seven people dead

12 arrested after London attack left seven people dead

Police said seven people were killed and at least 48 others were wounded, some critically, before officers shot and killed the three suspected assailants.

Three men then got out of the vehicle with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market until they were fatally shot by police.

"They attacked her and then they stabbed another guy".

The 12 arrests were made in the ethnically diverse east London suburb of Barking, with Sky News reporting that a property raided by police belonged to one of the killers.

Six people have been killed and over 50 injured in an alleged terrorist attack in central London. "We stand with you all".

She warned that perpetrators are inspired to attack "by copying one another".

Elisabeth Smedly said a man ran into Elliot's Cafe in Borough Market and stabbed two people before rushing out.

"We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are", May said in a televised statement in front of her Downing Street office. "And then I started picking up bottles, I threw a chair at them, a stool, glasses - anything I could get my hands on". Roberts said the van hit several people, knocking one person about 20 feet into the air, he said.

Only hours before, bursts of gunfire echoed through the streets - likely from armed police - and at least three blasts rang out as officers performed controlled explosions.

Islamic State, losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an advance backed by a US-led coalition, had sent out a call on instant messaging service Telegram early on Saturday urging its followers to carry out attacks with trucks, knives and guns against "Crusaders" during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. "It was a rampage really", he said, adding that he heard a shout of: "This is for Allah".

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12 arrested after London attack left seven people dead

An Australian and four French nationals were among those hospitalised, their governments said, while a Spaniard was slightly wounded.

Britain was already on high alert following the attack on a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England.

A benefit concert by Grande and several heavy-hitting music stars scheduled for Sunday night in Manchester will go on "with greater goal".

The national threat level was raised to maximum after the Manchester attack and troops were deployed at key public sites, but reduced to its second-highest level last weekend.

Tom Elvidge, the general manager of Uber in London, said the company would not charge users for rides taken from areas near the attack.

"She said the series of attacks were not connected in terms of planning and execution, but were inspired by what she called a "single, evil ideology of Islamist extremism" that represented a perversion of Islam and of the truth". The prime minister also said that the government would review its existing counter-terrorism strategy and look at increasing sentences for terror offences.

The Tories will campaign at a local level, with other parties expected to follow suit.

It is the latest in a string of attacks to hit Europe, including in Paris, Berlin and Saint Petersburg.

In another tweet on Saturday, Trump said "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

The police ordered him to join a throng of people being evacuated from a nearby pub. She called for global agreements to regulate cyberspace and said Britain needs to become more robust at preventing the internet from being used to the advantage of extremist groups.

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