London Terror Incident Leaves 7 Dead, Dozens Injured

Duel Attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market
The attack began late Saturday night. A white van carrying three men swerved into crowds on London Bridge, leaving bodies lying in the roadway. The suspects then jumped out the van and proceeded towards the nearby area of Borough Market.
The men, armed with “foot-long” knives, burst into packed restaurants and cafes, slashing at patrons indiscriminately. Many customers fought off the attackers as best they could while others hid behind tables and inside bathrooms or attempted to flee.
Thus far, the attack has left seven people dead. The National Health Service said forty-eight people were taken to various London hospitals after the attack. As of Sunday, thirty-six were still being treated.
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This is the third attack in as many months to strike the UK and the second within London itself.

Prime Minister May stated that while the attacks in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge were unconnected, they were bound together by the “single evil ideology of Islamist extremism.”

May described the latest attack as “brutal” and said extremism had to be defeated. “We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are,” she said. “Enough is enough.”

Authorities have arrested twelve people during raids since the attack. Their connections to the tragedy have not yet been made clear.

The United Kingdom’s terror alert remains at severe.

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