Six Civilians, Three Attackers Dead In London Terror Attacks
London Metropolitan Police said Sunday morning that six civilians were killed in the London terror attacks, adding that police shot three of the male suspects dead.
The white van plowing into pedestrians on the London Bridge and the stabbings at Borough Market on Saturday evening resulted in the deaths of six civilians, along with three male suspects involved in the terror attacks, BBC reports.
According to the Associated Press, police believe they have killed all the bridge terrorists, who were confronted and shot within eight minutes of the first call about the attacks. The suspects were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, but those vests turned out to be fake.
While stabbing civilians, the men shouted: “This is for Allah.”
More than 30 people have been hospitalized with injuries.
Shortly after the acts of violence took place, Metropolitan Police classified them as terror attacks.
Although the Islamic State has not claimed responsibility for the attacks, pro-ISIS accounts and other jihadists have loudly cheered the events of Saturday evening. ISIS usually waits a minimum of 12 hours before claiming responsibility.
Nearly two weeks ago, a terrorist in Manchester bombed a concert put on by Ariana Grande, killing 22 people, several of whom were children. The attacks Saturday evening mark the third terrorist attack in the United Kingdom since March.
President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May and offered his condolences and support.