21 in critical condition from London attacks

21 in critical condition from London attacks

21 in critical condition from London attacks

Though there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, it hit a nation still recovering from the shock of the bombing in Manchester nearly two weeks ago, when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the doors of an Ariana Grande concert.

Seven people were killed in what U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May called a "brutal terrorist attack".

The 25-year-old said that at first, "it didn't look too risky".

None of the seven who were killed have been identified by name yet, but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a Canadian national was among the dead.

A vigil for the victims will take place at nearby Tower Bridge on Monday evening.

This is the third attack in Britain in as many months.

"In terms of their planning and execution, the recent attacks are not connected but we believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face". "Perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots. and not even as lone attackers radicalized online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack".

He said that as well as more armed police across the capital in coming days, "the public will also see increased physical measures in order to keep public safe on London's bridges".

Heavily armed police officers responded to the bridge attack, and more officers rushed to investigate reports of stabbings at the market.

The three suspects - who appeared to be wearing suicide bomb belts - were shot dead by police near Borough Market after killing several members of the public in a rampage on Saturday night.

"The attackers were then confronted by the firearms officers and I can confirm that eight police firearms officers discharged their weapons". Mrs May said they were "worn only to spread panic and fear". "Defeating this ideology is one of the great challenges of our time".

Earlier, Trump offered US help to Britain and promoted his controversial travel ban as an extra level of security for Americans.

"He had just stepped outside the bar for a second and a man ran up to him and said "this is for my family, this is for Islam" and put a knife in him", she said. Our society should continue to function in accordance with our values.

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Grande thanked those in attendance. "So to one of the bravest people I know, you welcomed her two years ago". Take That , who are from Manchester, followed Mumford with fun energy that the crowd danced to.

Khan said the attackers hoped to disrupt democracy and hamper plans for voting, but that would not happen.

"We must come together, we must pull together, and united we will take on and defeat our enemies".

The carnage ended after eight minutes when police shot dead all the suspects, Metropolitan Police confirmed.

One of them was an off-duty officer and amateur rugby player who tackled one of the terrorists, suffering stab wounds.

He did not disclose any of the attackers' identities. "Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now?"

Details are emerging about those caught up in the attack. In a statement after the session, she said the government would ramp up its counterterrorism efforts to deal with Islamist radicalism at home and to try to reduce or eliminate "the safe spaces it needs to breed", both on the internet and in British communities, in which she said radical recruiters work.

At another point in the news conference, Khan said he did not want the general elections Thursday postponed as a result of the attacks, and the threat level remained "severe".

He praised emergency services and said police would make a statement after an emergency cabinet meeting.

Giving an account of how the incident unfolded, Ms Dick said: "Our officers confronted the suspects and brought this bad incident to a conclusion within eight minutes".

ABC News correspondent Jon Karl said: "There is some discussion among the President's aides about possibly taking a trip to London at the end of the week to show solidarity with the people of London against terrorism".

"They were running up shouting, 'This is for Allah.' They stabbed this girl maybe 10 times, 15 times", witness Gerard Vowls told the BBC.

Talking to the Press Association the 19-year-old from Nantwich, Cheshire said: "He swerved towards me and screamed 'please run, you've got to run now, get back, get back. That's because they used knives and a truck!" he wrote.

Then came the tweet expressing solidarity and condolences.

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