At Least 7 Dead, 48 Injured in London Terror Attack

Several People Injured After Van Mows Down Pedestrians in London
Counter-terrorism special forces are seen at London Bridge in London on June 3, 2017, where police responded to reports of a terror attack. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

At least seven people were killed and more than 48 injured in a terror attack in central London on Saturday, June 3. Three male suspects were shot dead by police, and 12 people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The Associated Press reported that the attack began on Saturday night when a white van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge. The suspects then left the van and stabbed a number of people, including a British Transport Police officer and people at nearby restaurants in Borough Market.

The Sun‘s Ben Leo tweeted photos from the scene, writing, “Horrific scene at London Bridge… bodies strewn over the pavement. B&Q van mounted the pavement. I feel sick.”

A separate incident at Vauxhall was investigated by police on Saturday night, though authorities confirmed it was not related to the incident at London Bridge and Borough Market.

BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, said the van was driven by a man, and the vehicle was “probably traveling at about 50 miles an hour.”

The attack comes less than two weeks after a suicide bomber detonated a device at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on May 22, killing 22 people and injuring 59.

In March, a man driving an SUV struck pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people and injuring more than 50, before getting out of his car and stabbing an unarmed police officer. He was then shot by a second officer and died at the scene.

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