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UK Police responding to three 'major' incidents across London

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 June 2017, 9:26 IST
UK Police responding to three 'major' incidents across London (ANI)

Minutes after a van mowed down a number of pedestrians on the London Bridge, injuring several, it was reported that two other simultaneous terror attacks took place at the Borough Market and Vauxhall here.

The police are currently responding to these incidents across parts of the city.

In the first incident at the London bridge, witnesses say the van was reported to have swerved onto the pavement and there have been unconfirmed reports of gunfire, The Guardian reports.

The MeT Police are currently searching for three armed suspects in connection with the attack.

At the Borough Market, where there are reports of multiple stabbings, people were forced to take cover under the tables in a restaurant as a man entered and stabbed two people.

The Metropolitan Police have tweeted, advising people to "run, hide and tell."

Armed police and emergency vehicles were earlier dispatched to the London Bridge, where there were unconfirmed reports of bodies lying on the ground, The Independent reported.

The London Bridge station has been closed "at the request of police" following what has been described as a "major police incident".

England has been on the edge since May 22, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

Earlier on March 24, London was struck by a terror attack that killed four people and left dozens injured in the city's deadliest attack in over a decade.

52-year-old Khalid Masood mowed down people injuring as many as 40 on the Westminster Bridge in a terror attack on London and stabbed a police officer to death as he tried to enter the U.K. Parliament.

The ISIS had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that a "soldier of the caliphate" carried out the atrocity in Westminster.

The terror organisation said that the attacker followed a call to attack civilians and security forces in countries allied to the U.S.-led coalition bombing the ISIS territories in Syria and Iraq.

-ANI

First published: 4 June 2017, 9:26 IST
 
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