ISIS claims responsibility for London attack that killed 7

Cheryl Sanders
June 5, 2017

Seven people were killed and at least 48 were injured Saturday night when a white van plowed into a crowd on London Bridge, and then the suspects jumped out and tried to stab several people in nearby Borough Market.

Earlier in the day, police in the United Kingdom arrested 12 suspects in response to the attack, which claimed at least seven lives and injured more than 40 others on Saturday night.

He said the Canadian government will not provide more details about the citizen killed in Saturday night's attack out of respect for the family.

"We are united, as I said, in our resolve, even against an enemy that thinks by hurting us they can scare us", Mattis said, alongside US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Australian officials.

Trudeau said Canada would stand with the the fight against terrorism. President Donald Trump has also been briefed.

"I don't think that a major terrorist attack like this is the time to be divisive and to criticize a Mayor who's trying to organize his city's response to this attack", Mr. Gore, a Democrat, said. British authorities have classified the incidents as terrorist attacks.

In March, in a attack similar to Saturday's, five people died after a man drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in central London and stabbed a policeman.

Police said in a statement that the arrests were made Sunday morning in Barking by counterterrorism officers.

The Metropolitan Police also urged people to avoid the London Bridge and Borough Market as the areas have been cordoned off to continue with the investigation.

Police declared both the attacks as "terrorist incidents" and believe that all of those directly responsible for the attack have been killed.

Prime Minister Theresa May declared Sunday that "enough is enough", condemning the "evil ideology of Islamist extremism" and noting that "there is, to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism in our country".

Two weeks ago, a suicide bomber blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, in northwest England, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more.

Britain's transport police chief praised the actions of one of his officers injured in the attack who took on the assailants armed only with a baton.

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