ISIS claims responsibility for London attack that killed 7

Gladys Abbott
June 5, 2017

Islamic State claimed has claimed responsibility for Saturday night's attack in London which killed seven people and wounded dozens, the militant group's agency Amaq says.

The London attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, before going on stabbing sprees in bars and restaurants in the area. The terror network announced it was behind the deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in the Philippines last Friday - but Manila police said the killer was a Filipino gambling addict heavily in debt, with no terror links.

On Sunday, he revisited his frequent campaign against "political correctness" and said the United States must "get down to the business of security for our people".

Before Trump's tweet, a Fox News host made a similar point, saying, "Notice we're not having a gun debate right now, because they didn't kill with guns".

The attackers were shot dead by police, and 12 people have been arrested in Barking in east London.

President Donald Trump, in a flurry of Sunday morning tweets on the London attacks, criticized the city's mayor and bemoaned what Trump described as political correctness when it comes to national security. "That's because they used knives and a truck!" said Trump.

Scotland Yard said "increased physical measures" will be be in place in order to keep the public safe on London's bridges.

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Khan added that he wants to "reassure all Londoners, and all our visitors, not to be alarmed".

A "horrific and cowardly terrorist attack", as the spokesperson put it, shocked Londoners overnight. Trump's tweet could come into play if the case reaches the Supreme Court.

President Donald Trump responded to early reports of multiple attacks in London by promoting his travel ban, then offering supports to Londoners.

"Investigations may prompt localized incidents and security cordons in London or elsewhere".

Assailants struck the heart of London on Saturday night.

Earlier, Trump offered U.S. help to Britain and promoted his controversial travel ban as an extra level of security for Americans.

The Government of Canada will not comment further at this time out of respect for the family. "We will continue to work together with the United Kingdom and all our allies to fight terrorism and bring perpetrators to justice".

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