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Saturday night of terror in London

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Throughout 2016, terror attacks have ripped apart small towns and big cities in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. And it continues in 2017. On Saturday night, 7 people were killed in central London when three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a knife attack in Borough Market.

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BBC reported that a van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST on Saturday. Three men then got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market. The attackers were shot dead by eight officers and a member of the public was accidentally shot. 36 people are in hospital and 21 are in a critical condition according to British media.

It is the third terror attack in the UK in three months, following the car and knife attack in Westminster in March, in which five people were killed, and the Manchester bombing less than two weeks ago, in which 22 people were killed.

A casualty line has been set up for members of the public who are concerned about friends and relatives. People have been told they can ring 0800 096 1233 or 020 7158 0197 but only "in a genuine emergency".

"Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the UK, we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!",US President Donald Trump said following the attack.
"In the face of this new tragedy, France is at Britain's side more than ever. My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones," French President Emmanuel Macron commented.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "I'm thinking with sympathy and solidarity in these hours of our British friends and all those in London ... Today, regardless of all barriers, we are united in horror and grief, but also in determination."

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