On Saturday, at 10:08 p.m. local time (21:08 GMT), a vehicle struck pedestrians on London Bridge. The vehicle with three suspects continued to drive to the Borough Market, after which the suspects left the vehicle and carried out a stabbing attack at the market. The attackers were confronted by the police and shot dead within minutes.
LONDON (Sputnik) — According to the local authorities, at least six people were killed and 48 more injured.
Incidents Treated as Terrorist Attacks
“Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the terrible incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism,” UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in statement issued on Sunday.
On Sunday night, May returned to her residency on Downing Street to hold a meeting with the representatives if the UK’s security agencies and discuss the situation in London. Later in the day, May is expected to hold an urgent meeting with the member of the government.
“We don’t yet know the full details, but this was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night. I condemn it in strongest possible terms. There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement, earlier in the day.
Third Terrorist Attack in Three Months
The incident in London becomes a third in the chain of terror attacks, which have hit the United Kingdom recently.
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