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ISIS Claims Hand in London Attack That Killed 7, 12 Arrested

A vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge.

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Snapshot
  • Seven people killed, at least 40 injured in terror attack in London
  • A vehicle moved down pedestrians on London bridge
  • Three suspects stabbed passersby in Borough Market
  • The three men were shot dead by armed police
  • Police makes 12 arrests in connection to attack
  • UK elections to take place on 8 June as scheduled, says PM May
9:23 AM , 05 Jun

Britain Resumes Election Campaign

British Prime Minister Theresa May will resume campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted.

May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after three knife-wielding assailants rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby.

It was not immediately clear how the attack would impact the election. The campaign was suspended for several days last month when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester.

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3:09 AM , 05 Jun

ISIS Claims Attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Saturday night's attack in London which killed seven people and wounded dozens, the militant group's agency Amaq said on Sunday.

"A detachment of Islamic State fighters executed yesterday's London attack," a statement posted on Amaq's media page said.

9:42 PM , 04 Jun

Eight Police Fired 50 Bullets to Stop London Attackers: Police Chief

Eight police officers fired an unprecedented number of bullets to stop three attackers in London who appeared to be suicide bombers wearing explosive vests, Britain's counter-terrorism police chief said on Sunday.

The three attackers drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge then ran into the bustling Borough Market area where they stabbed numerous people. Seven died and 48 were taken to hospital.

"Eight police firearms officers discharged their weapons ... Our initial assessment is in the region of 50 rounds, in the region of 50 bullets were fired by those eight officers. The three attackers were shot dead," Rowley said.

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8:37 PM , 04 Jun

21 in Critical Condition After London Attack: Press Assocation

Twenty-one of those injured in Saturday's London Bridge attack are in a critical condition, the Press Association news agency reported on Sunday citing NHS England, the health authority.

Earlier, the London Ambulance Service said 48 people had been taken to hospital after suffering injuries in the attack, which left seven people dead.


Published: 04 Jun 2017, 7:14 AM IST
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