London Terror Attack 2017: Here's What You Need to Know

London Terror Attack 2017: Here’s What You Need to Know

At least seven people killed,  48 injured as a terrorist attack strike London on late Saturday night. This deadly rampage started when three knife attackers drove a white van into the pedestrian line of London Bridge. Reportedly, they also stabbed many people nearby Borough Market. Eyewitnesses of the incident stated that there were three men armed with “foot-long” knives. They ran towards crowded restaurants and cafes and started to slash indiscriminately.

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According to London police, the entire incident lasted for about eight minutes, as a response to it all three attackers were shot down by police. Cressida Dick, the UK Metropolitan police commissioner, while giving their briefing on the incident on stated that “We believe there were three attackers and we believe they are dead”

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London Terror Attack: Here’s “What you need to know”

  • A total of seven people died in the incident that took place on London Bridge and Borough Market
  • At least 48 people were taken to the hospital
  • A British Transport officer was stabbed in the face as he tried to stop the attackers
  • An Australian was also reported to be injured in the incident
  • According to an eyewitness at Elliot restaurant in Borough Market, “A man suddenly appeared in the restaurant with a massive knife … (he) stabbed a waitress, who was hiding behind a partition, in the neck and stabbed a man in the back before running out of the restaurant” 
  • An eyewitness near the El Pastor restaurant in Borough Market stated that he saw a masked man enter the restaurant and stabbing a woman with a knife.
  • For about 90 minutes British Police evacuated the whole area of Borough Market.  All three attackers were shot down.

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International Response:

In the wake of this incident many leading political figures expressed their condolence and exhibited solidarity with London.

President United States, Donald Trump said, “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K, we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated, “Awful news from London tonight. We’re monitoring the situation.”

Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed their solidarity with London in these words, “Cruelty and cynicism of London attack are appalling. Condemns terrorism, expresses condolences to British people.”

Dutch PM Mark Rutte tweeted on Sunday Morning, “London mourns after another cowardly attack. And we mourn with it. Our thoughts and hearts are with the victims and survivors.”

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