Arrested in London Terror Attack; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

  • Arrested in London Terror Attack; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

Arrested in London Terror Attack; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

Saturday's attack, in which three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in nearby bars and restaurants, occurred five days before a parliamentary election.

The three attackers, who were wearing hoax suicide bomb vests, were shot dead by armed police within eight minutes of being alerted to the incident. The BBC showed a photograph of two possible attackers shot by police.

As three men with large knives stabbed anyone in their path, police yelled at Mr Tyagi and others to get back inside - an order he credits with saving his life.

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he was concerned about Trump's call for a travel ban "even though the courts have continued to turn that down". He saw at least six people on the ground after the van veered on and off the pavement.

An eyewitness, Gerard Vowls, 47, said he saw a woman repeatedly stabbed, and threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them. The campaign was suspended for several days last month when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester.

"A Muslim in this country is far more likely to be the victim of a terrorist attack than a perpetrator of one".

Its news outlet Amaq has said on the messaging app Telegram that "a security unit of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday".

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the London attack, which the prime minister linked to Islamic extremism.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said Londoners should remain vigilant but added: "I'm reassured we are one of the safest global cities in the world".

Seven people died in the attack and dozens were wounded. Khan had earlier said Londoners would see an increased police presence on the streets of the city and people should not be alarmed by that.

"This morning I was briefed by the deputy national security adviser and updated both on what is now known about the attackers and also on the reasons for the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) decision to keep the security threat level, at this stage, at severe". She called for worldwide agreements to regulate cyberspace and said Britain needs to become more robust at preventing the internet from being used to the advantage of extremist groups.

However, the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) said it would continue with its campaign, with leader Paul Nuttall saying that a suspension of campaigning was "precisely what the extremists would want us to do".

"The fact that the response time to these attacks was really quite quick, and the authorities didn't hesitate to shoot these individuals down, is a reflection of the fact that the police are on the front foot", said Raffaello Pantucci, director of global security studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London. Rowley said police were making significant progress in identifying the three attackers, but gave no details.

Resuming the election campaign Sunday evening, Corbyn said, "You can not protect the public on the cheap".

This is the third attack in Britain in as many months.

"Christine Archibald was a truly outstanding student who completed her coursework at Mount Royal in 2014 and officially received her Social Work diploma in 2015", the Calgary university president said in a statement".