London Struck Again – 7 Dead, 40+ Injured
London struck again by terrorists. Police killed three of the attackers and carried out raids so far arresting 12 more. The horror began when a white van left the road and ran into a group of pedestrians on London Bridge. Three men then jumped out of the van. Each one was carrying a large knife, a machete. They started attacking people at random in bars and restaurants in the nearby Borough Market, according to witnesses. According to Sky News, the terrorists yelled, “this is for Allah.”
London Struck Again – Killings, Stabbings
Gerald Vowles told local media that he saw the three attackers stabbing a woman at the south end of the bridge. He said he threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the terrorists in an attempt to make them stop their terror. He said they continued stabbing her. He said, “They were stabbing everyone. Evil, evil people.”
London’s assistant police commissioner Mark Rowley said that more than four dozen bullets were fired by the police in a period of eight minutes. They were successful in killing three of the terrorists. Rowley said the officers were in a critical situation “a matter of life and death – three armed men, wearing what appeared to be suicide belts, had already attacked and killed members of the public and had to be stopped immediately.” It turned out that the suicide belts were fake.
It was reported that 48 people were treated in hospitals across London – many had life-threatening injuries A number were in critical condition. One victim was a cop. He confronted the three armed men with just a baton. He was stabbed in the face, head and leg. He is in stable condition.
British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “evil ideology” behind the London attacks. She called for a tougher stance against extremists and tougher controls on cyberspace to prevent its use by extremists. She explained the measures are needed because “terrorism breeds terrorism” and attackers copy each other.