9 Killed, 48 Injured In London Bridge Attacks
Have the so-called Islamic state terrorists relocated to London?
One would be forced to think so.
Just two weeks ago, precisely on 22nd of May 2017, a suicide bombing carried out at an attack at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, following a concert by American singer, Ariana Grande.
23 people, most of them children including the suicide bomber died in the attack while 116 were injured.
Fast forward to late Saturday evening, barely two weeks after the Manchester attack, three men suspected to be terrorists have attacked the popular London bridge, killing six people and injuring at least 48 people.
The three attackers were shot dead by the police.
The incident occurred when a white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 10PM local time on Saturday before three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.
Armed officers were said to have shot the suspects within eight minutes of the first call.
The injured were taken to five hospitals. More than 80 medics were sent to the scene.
One of the injured is an officer from British Transport Police who was stabbed after responding to the incident. His condition is serious, but not life-threatening.
A bomb disposal team was called to Borough Market and residents told to leave their homes.
Leaders of the country have been reacting to terror act.
Prime Minister Theresa May described Saturday night’s as “dreadful” and will chair a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee later Sunday.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it “a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners”.