More details about London attack revealed as probe "making progress"

Forensic officers work on London Bridge on Sunday morning
Forensic officers work on London Bridge on Sunday morning

05 June, 2017

Islamic State on Sunday night claimed responsibility for the attack via the militant group's agency Amaq.

The Islamic State said a "soldier" from the group carried out the attack.

British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and killed seven people in the heart of London.

"Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command have this morning. arrested 12 people in Barking, East London, in connection with last night's incidents in London Bridge and the Borough Market area", London's Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement.

Police said a van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge, then drove to the nearby Borough Market where the assailants went on a stabbing rampage.

The three men, wearing fake suicide bomb vests, were shot dead by eight officers outside a pub after police opened fire with an "unprecedented" hail of 50 bullets, while a bystander was injured, hit accidentally by a stray bullet.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has "more important things to do" than responding to a tweet by US President Donald Trump, censuring him in the wake of terror in the British capital, his spokesperson says.

Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick praised the "extraordinarily courageous actions by officers on and off-duty, first on the scene" who "ran towards the danger".

She said Andrew Morrison, was on his way back to Australia.

"People flee a terrorist attack LIKE LONDONERS #LoveLondon" wrote another. He urged all Londoners to "remain calm and vigilant today and over the days ahead". The man stabbed a waitress hiding behind a partition, Smedley said.

Police haven't yet named any of the dead, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed that one of them was a Canadian citizen.

"(They're) trying to poison the religion from the inside and threaten all of our way of life.

For a nation that is still struggling to cope with the aftermath of the Manchester bombing attack at the Ariana Grande concert, it seems words of comfort and support from world leaders would be more appropriate. Ataxi driver told the BBC that three men got out of the van with long knives and "went randomly along Borough High Street stabbing people". They did not say if officers fired the shots.

"There were five or six people that we tried to help, they were young people". "Love to all", she said in a Facebook post. Witnesses described people running into a bar to seek shelter. Police officers yelled at people to run from the area, and blasts were heard as officers performed a series of controlled explosions.

"It was really scary", he said.

A French man also died in the attack, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed. He said he threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.

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