London Bridge attackers to be named when 'operationally possible'

Elias Hubbard
June 5, 2017

"Canada strongly condemns the senseless attack that took place last night in London, United Kingdom, which killed and injured many innocent people".

Prime Minister Theresa May has been briefed on the incident and will hold an emergency meeting with members of the government on Sunday. She called for tougher measures to contain Islamic extremism, saying the recent attacks are not directly linked, but "terrorism breeds terrorism". "I really didn't see them anywhere else". The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

The three attackers were in a white Renault transit van which ploughed into pedestrians at about 10pm on Saturday. Other officers with guns arrived a short time later and fatally shot the assailants, who wore what appeared to be bomb-laden vests that turned out to be fake.

"Since the emergence of the threat from Islamist-inspired terrorism our country has made significant progress in disrupting plots and protecting the public, but it is time to say enough is enough", Ms May told reporters on Sunday. More homes in the area were being searched. The terrorists were dead 8 minutes after police got the call.

ARVs usually carry three officers apiece and they are the first armed responders to incidents. We recently witnessed this after the attacks in Manchester and in the Westminster area of London.

Four women were removed by police from a block of flats in Barking, a Reuters photographer on the scene said.

"Our understanding is growing and as we now understand it the van entered London Bridge at 21:58 (Saturday) travelling from the North to the South side of the river".

A day after the London terror attack which claimed seven lives and left dozens hospitalised, President Donald Trump has vowed to do whatever necessary to protect the United States.

He wrote: "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people".

"We got blocked in".

The secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Harun Khan, also condemned the attack.

Warner said Trump has had more than 90 days to review the procedures for admitting people from certain countries.

Speaking to the ABC, Inderjeet Parmar, a professor of worldwide politics at the City University of London, doubled down on Mr Corbyn's suggestion that foreign policy was related to repeated terrorism attacks in the West.

"It was horrific", he said.

Romanian chef Florin Morariu, who works in the Bread Ahead bakery, said he saw people running, and some fainting, and then two people approach another and "began to stick the knife in. and then I froze and I didn't know what to do".

"We believe three people were involved but we still have some more inquiries to be 100% confident on that". Some of the wounded pleaded for help, Ansah said.

Three attackers drove a van into pedestrians and stabbed revelers in London, killing seven. "It could have happened to me too".

Another French national was still unaccounted for, he added.

On May 22, Salman Abedi, a British-born suicide bomber, killed 22 people and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, northwestern England. ISIS claimed responsibility but that claim can not be verified.

For the second time in two weeks, Britain's election campaign paused Sunday for grief and reflection in the aftermath of a deadly attack - and the issue of security vaulted back to the top of the political agenda. It is unclear how the unprecedented violence in the run-up to the election will impact voter sentiment.

Bacon reported from McLean, Va.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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