London attack: What we know so far

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Seven people were killed and 48 injured after a terrorist attack in London. Three terrorists also died in the attack.

What we knowTerrorists carrying large knives drove a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night before heading to the busy restaurant area of Borough Market, where they slashed and stabbed patrons.Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirmed that seven victims are dead, as are the three men involved in the attack.London Ambulance Service has taken48 people to five hospitals and treated scores of others for less serious injuries at the scene. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says two ns are “directly affected” by the attack: one is in hospital, but the condition of the second is unknown. One of the first officers on the scene was an on-duty British Transport Police officer, who responded to calls for help from the public coming from the London Bridge incident. He was stabbed, receiving serious but not life-threatening injuries to his head, face and leg. He is being treated in a London hospital.Police were called to London Bridge at 10.08pm, responding to reports of a vehicle crash with pedestrians.Shortly after, they responded to reports of stabbings in the Borough Market area. Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the three attackers were shot dead within eight minutes of the first call. Around 50 bullets – which he said was an “unprecedented number” – were used on the three suspects.The attackers were wearing what looked like explosive devices – including canisters strapped to their bodies – but Assistant Commissioner Rowley says these were revealed to be hoaxes.At 12.25am, the incident was declared a terrorist attack.A Vauxhall stabbing initially thought to be part of the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks was unrelated, police say.At 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents.??? Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017Photo of suspected attacker shot by police , note cannisters wrapped around his body + other people on floor #LondonBridge#boroughmarketpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/4fpDw6XqvK??? Back the BBC (@back_the_BBC) June 4, 2017#Londonbridge#boroughmarket#vauxhallpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/a7OciBEBjH??? Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017London police are amazing.had us in lockdown then evacuated us past the site. Horrific scenes. (2of3)??? Sam Dastyari (@samdastyari) June 3, 2017My statement on the cowardly terrorist attack in London tonight: https://t苏州夜场招聘/PaGXogN60N Please continue to follow @metpoliceuk for updates pic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/AcGaju2Svp??? Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 4, 2017

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