Six dead in London attacks - police shoot dead 3 attackers
LONDON: Six people in addition to three attackers were killed in terrorist attacks in London on Saturday night. According to London Metropolitan Police, they reports that a van had struck pedestrians on London Bridge and it continued to travel to Borough Market. "The suspects then left the vehicle and a number of people were stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge. He received serious but not life-threatening injuries. His family has been informed," the statement read. "Armed officers responded very quickly and bravely, confronting three male suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market. The suspects had been confronted and shot by the police within eight minutes of the first call. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes," the police stated. London Metropolitan Police stated that six people have died in addition to the three attackers, which were shot dead by the law enforcement agencies. Twenty casualties have been taken to six hospitals across London. The authorities in London are treating this as a terrorist incident and a full investigation is already underway. Met Police stated, "We are reviewing and planning to strengthen our policing stance across London over the forthcoming days, and there will be additional police and officers deployed across the Capital."