Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Jehadis stab 7 to death in London

Giving a fuller account on Sunday, police said three men leapt out of the van at London Bridge, brandishing knives and ran towards Borough Market, clarifying that the two locations were part of the same attack.

"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"

Heads of state from USA to Germany to Russian Federation to Iran condemned the "shocking" attack, and expressed the need to unite in the face of an alarming rise in Islamic extremism.

Earlier Sunday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed a Canadian was among those killed in a terror attack on London Bridge and a bustling market in the United Kingdom capital, .

Saudi Arabia and some of its regional allies have already been implicated in support for Takfiri terrorism, now wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.

Christian leaders who expected to spend Sunday celebrating the feast of Pentecost instead turned their attention to the attacks which took place late on Saturday night in the London Bridge area, which has become one of the capital's most popular neighborhoods for restaurants and bars.

Britain was already on high alert following the attack on a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England, in which seven children were among the dead.

The prime minister said Britain's counter-terrorism strategy will be reviewed, and she warned that the Internet should no longer remain a "safe space" for extremists.

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"The church of England sent out a message this morning quoting from the book of John where they said 'the light shines in the darkness and the darkness will not overcome it.' A clear message that the church is going to be as strong and as vibrant as ever", said Bloom. "We cannot and must not pretend things can continue as they were".

Most police officers in Britain are not armed and it is unusual for officers to fire their guns.

London Metropolitan Commissioner Cressida Dick said Sunday that police believe they had killed all of the attackers and that they "believed" that the incident was under control.

Last night in London my baby brother lost the love of his life on the London bridge.

Officials say the investigation into Saturday's attack is moving quickly. "He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind". A London Transport Police officer armed only with a baton when he confronted the attackers was among those seriously injured with face, leg and head stab wounds.

The vehicle and knife attack killed seven people in a busy section of London Saturday and wounded about 50 people.

Britain's Conservative Party has announced that it is suspending national campaigning ahead of the general election on June 8 as a result of the attacks.

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