Published: Wed, June 07, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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Shortly after May spoke, London's Metropolitan Police Service said officers from its counterterrorism command arrested a dozen people in the east London suburb of Barking in connection with the attack.

Cassie Ferguson Rowe, the sister of Archibald's fiance Tyler Ferguson, has written a Facebook message to The Associated Press confirming the couple were on the bridge when the van ploughed into pedestrians on Saturday night.

Although the attackers were also dead, authorities raced to determine whether they had accomplices, and prime minister Theresa May warned that the country faced a new threat from copycat attacks.

Borough Market, with its alleyways beneath and near London Bridge, is filled by day with specialty food stalls, and by night - particularly on a spring evening like Saturday - with patrons who flock to bars, clubs and restaurants.

Police haven't said. The attackers were shot dead by police near the Wheatsheaf pub eight minutes after officers responded.

The carnage is the third such terror attack on British soil in three months and the second in London involving the use of vehicles as weapons. The paper also said that the man was involved in an altercation with police after they brought out an ISIS flag and unfurled it in a park. Seven people were killed and at least 48 were hospitalized, 21 of whom are in critical condition.

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But she warned that the consequences of a failed negotiation would be "dire". "Our NHS can not afford five more years of underfunding, understaffing and privatisation", he will add.


"Butt called me a 'Murtad, ' which means traitor in Arabic, and accused me of being a government stooge when I confronted Anjem (Choudary) about him supporting terrorism and my public campaign against Lee Rigby's murder", Shafiq said in a statement Monday.

Less than two weeks ago, an Islamist suicide bomber killed 22 people including children at a concert by United States singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

"I am heartbroken that a Canadian is among those killed", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Khan made clear that he was advising Londoners and visitors not to be concerned by the presence of additional armed police officers on the streets of the capital in the days to come, and not playing down anxieties about the attack itself.

Four police officers were among those injured, two of them seriously.

The van had recently been hired by one of the attackers, Mr Rowley said.

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London Bridge rail and Tube stations both reopened for entry and exit early on Monday morning, after National Rail said the police cordons in the area of the attack had been lifted earlier than expected.

'They kept coming to try to stab me. they were stabbing everyone. But they weren't able to save her, according to the family. "It was a rampage really", he said, adding that he heard a shout of: "This is for Allah".

Ms Hedge, who is in her 30s, had been stabbed in the throat.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump's son Donald Jr tweeted a link to an article from past year in which Mr Khan said that being prepared for terror attacks was "part and parcel" of living in a big city, with the comment: 'You have to be kidding me!?'

The investigation into Butt began in 2015, Mr Rowley said, adding: "However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly".

The current terror threat in the United Kingdom is at severe and hasn't been raised to critical.

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Mr Khan added: "Of course we should carry on talking to Donald Trump , the United States of America are close allies of ours". Giving his first public comments on the attacks, Trump said, "This bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end".


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