London terror: 3 terrorists shot dead after killing 6 & injuring 48 in van & knife rampage
TERRORISTS driving a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge, killing at least six and injuring 48 people.
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Three attackers then leapt out and started stabbing passers-by at random after the van had crashed, witnesses claimed.
Armed police shot and killed three suspects, within eight minutes of the original incident on the bridge.
The Met have confirmed the incidents are being treated as a terror attack.
A witness, known also as Eric, claimed he saw a van driving on the wrong side of the road before three men jumped out and started running towards bars and restaurants, shouting “this is for Allah”.
He told BBC Radio 5Live: “The three people literally started kicking them, punching them, and took out knives. It was a rampage really.”
Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner for the Metropolitan police, said in statement: “You will understand that our knowledge of the incident is still growing but what we understand at the present time is.
“At 22:08hrs yesterday evening we began to receive reports that a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge.
“The suspects then left the vehicle and a number of people were stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge. He received serious but not life-threatening injuries. His family has been informed.
“Armed officers responded very quickly and bravely, confronting three male suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market.
“The suspects had been confronted and shot by the police within eight minutes of the first call. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes.
“The ongoing operation is led by the Met, working closely with British Transport Police, City of London Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade.
“At this stage, we believe that six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police. And at least 20 casualties have been taken to six hospitals across London.
“I’d like to repeat our request for the public to avoid the following areas: London Bridge and Borough Market. This is to allow emergency services to deal with this incident.”
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Source: EXPRESS CO UK