Seven people have been killed and 48 injured, many of them stabbed, following a terrorist attack at two London sites, London Bridge and Borough Market.
The attack happened late on Saturday night, when a white van stuck pedestrians on London Bridge, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said in a statement.
The 3 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,” said Mark Rowley. The officer received serious but not life-threatening injuries.
“Armed officers responded very quickly and bravely, confronting three male suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market,” said Rowley. “The suspects had been confronted and shot by the police within eight minutes 10.08pm of the first call at 10.00pm. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes.”
The London Ambulance Service said at least 48 people were taken to five hospitals, with many more treated at the scene.
The attack is the third terror attack in the UK this year.
On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.
The Manchester bombing was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four British Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people in coordinated attacks on London’s transport network.