London terror attack: What we know so far

Danny Woods
June 6, 2017

ISIS claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack, in which witnesses said the three killers shouted, "This is for Allah!" while hacking at their victims.

The assault unfolded over a few terrifying minutes late Saturday, starting when a rented van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on busy London Bridge.

In what seems to have become an unfortunate cycle of events that recur after nearly every terrorist attack, the words "Muslim" and "Islam" were all over social media feeds in the wake of the latest act of violence to hit the country.

One of the Police Scotland's most senior officers Assistance Chief Constable Steve Johnson, however, said there is no specific information about an attack on Scotland.

"We are aware of many Australians who were in the vicinity of the attack", he said.

Police Scotland also issued a warning about hate crime to those considering targeting any communities over concerns. "That's because they used knives and a truck!"

Another said: "Big fan of @Uber but bitterly disappointed in profiting from a terrorist attack".

Searches have been carried out in East London and 12 people were arrested, with one 55-year-old man later released without charge. She said she has worked in Brick Lane - an area famous for being home to successive waves of immigrants over the centuries - since 1953. Trump tweeted Saturday after the attack.

"We're calling for a restoration of police numbers, and there's a call being made for her to go, because of what she's done on the police numbers".

May has said the three attacks - including one on Parliament in March - weren't connected in any operational sense but were linked by what she called the "perverted ideology" of extremist Islam.

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"Australians should be reassured that our agencies are today, as every day, working relentlessly to keep Australians safe", he added.

Among the worst accidents was a massive 2015 explosion at a chemical warehouse in the port city of Tianjin that killed 173 people, majority firefighters and police officers.

"We have to be clear-eyed about the risk".

He said: "The UK threat level remains at Severe".

"I don't think that a major terrorist attack like this is the time to be divisive and to criticise a mayor who's trying to organise his city's response to this attack", Gore, a Democrat, said.

Meanwhile, police patrols will be stepped up around popular Melbourne landmarks, including marketplaces, reported the Herald Sun.

She said police know the identity of the three attackers but will not release them yet because of the ongoing investigation.

"The rhetoric that has been coming from Daesh and other organisations has been to encourage people to take action into their own hands, to use low-tech methods, and undoubtedly when people see something which appears from their perverted point of view to be successful some people will be inspired by that, so that is most certainly a possibility".

Speaking at the start of the high-level talks with Australia's foreign and defence ministers, Mattis said the United States did not take its alliance with Australia for granted and wanted it to strengthen, particularly when it comes to taking on terrorists.

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