Seven Dead after Attack in Two Locations in London


Time: 7:08 a.m. CEST Update: 1:01 p.m. CEST

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Seven people died in two closely connected areas in London during attacks that happened after 10:00 p.m. local time. Police, as the Guardian publishes, described the attacks as “terrorist incidents.” The attacks happened on London Bridge and Borough Market. Police shot dead three attackers. Ambulances took multiple injured people to five different hospitals.

One police officer was stabbed in the face as he responded to the incident at London Bridge. A van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and continued toward Borough Market. Stabbing incidents were reported at the market.

BBC News reports that, “Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: ‘The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes.'” The latest attack occurs almost two weeks after 22 people died in a suicide attack after a concert in Manchester.

In March, five died after a car crashed in pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and a police officer was stabbed outside Parliament. In her reaction after the attack, British Prime minister Theresa May said it is time to say  “enough is enough,” when it comes to fight against terrorism. May confirmed the U.K. will hold the general election on June 8, but all major political parties suspend their campaigns.

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