London attack: Six killed in vehicle and stabbing incidents


London : Six people have been killed in an attack in central London in which three assailants were shot dead by police, Scotland Yard has said.

A white van hit several pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST before apparently crashing into railings. Three men then left the vehicle and stabbed a number of people in Borough Market, south of the bridge, an area known for its restaurants and bars. Armed officers confronted and shot the suspects within eight minutes. London Ambulance Service said at least 30 people have been taken to hospital. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes.” He said it was currently believed there were only three attackers involved. “We are treating this as a terrorist incident and a full investigation is already under way,” he added. The British Transport Police said one of its officers was seriously injured after being stabbed as he responded to the incident, but his condition was not said to be life-threatening.]]>