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

Malaysia condemns terror attacks in London

Malaysia condemns terror attacks in London

President Donald Trump argued in favor of his controversial travel ban as London authorities responded to reports of a string of attacks Saturday night. The three attackers were shot dead, police said.

One witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians at London Bridge. Others were treated at the scene. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Police responded to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians on London Bridge at around 10:08 p.m. local time (5:08 p.m. ET) Saturday, London's Metropolitan Police said. Police are searching for three suspects, the BBC says. Scotland Yard said the three men were wearing what looked like suicide bomb vests, which later turned out to be fake.

Later, four women were driven away in a police van but it was unknown if they had been arrested or simply moved. Bursts of gunfire echoed through the streets - likely from armed police - and at least three blasts rang out as police performed controlled explosions.

A statement by the Department of State said: "The United States condemns the cowardly attacks targeting innocent civilians in London this evening".

Six people have been killed and over 50 injured in an alleged terrorist attack in central London. Trump also offered the US' "full support" in investigating the two terror attacks at the iconic London Bridge and Borough Market in the heart of the UK's capital.

Rowley said the van continued on to the nearby crowded Borough Market.

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He said someone threw a table and a bottle at the man with the knife, but "then we heard three gunshots and we ran".

Members of the emergency services attend to victims of the terror attack on London Bridge.

Trains are not stopping at London Bridge station, which is the fourth busiest station in London and the gateway to the City for many of those working in the financial district. Thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. "Thank you to the emergency services".

Australian politician Sam Dastyari was having dinner nearby and has tweeted, describing "horrific scenes".

Seven people were killed and at least 48 people have been injured in the incident, reported The Guardian.

After the Manchester bombing the nation raised its terror alert to "critical", the highest possible level.

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted in English and French about the "awful news from London" and to direct Canadians in need of support to official channels.

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