UK leader: Islamic 'extremism' must end after attack killing 7


British counter-terrorism police said they had arrested 12 people in Barking, in east London, in connection with the van and knife attack. Police said in a statement that the arrests were made Sunday morning in Barking by counterterrorism officers.

Local resident Malik Rouf, 30, said one of the men inside the flat jumped out of a first floor window on to a ledge before he was pulled back inside.

Sadiq Khan has "more important things to do" than respond to Donald Trump's "ill-informed" tweets, the London Mayor's spokesman has said after the US President goaded the British politician in the aftermath of terror attacks on the United Kingdom capital.

At least seven people were killed Saturday night after a van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on busy London Bridge. "The van mounted the pavement, and collided with pedestrians before being abandoned, where the attackers, armed with knives, continued into the Borough Market area, stabbing numerous people", he said.

The National Health Service in England said 48 people were taken to various London hospitals after the attack.

The latest terror attack, just four days before the general election on June 8, comes less than two weeks after a suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, targeted a manchester concert on May 22, killing 22 people.

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"I chucked it, but I think I missed one of them, and then I picked up a stool, and I threw it at him". "We believe three people were involved, but we still have got some more inquiries to do to be 100 percent confident in that", he said.

"We believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face as terrorism breeds terrorism, and perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training, and not even as lone attackers radicalised online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack". His condition was not life-threatening. They claimed the lives of 7 people, leaving 48 more injured.

Dozens of people were also seen sleeping on the floor in the reception area of the Ibis hotel in nearby Blackfriars.

"It is time to say, enough is enough", she said.

"No reason to be alarmed", Khan said, describing a more visible presence as "one of things the police and all of us need to do to make sure we are as safe as we possibly can be".

London Bridge is a major transport hub and nearby Borough Market is a fashionable warren of alleyways packed with bars and restaurants that is always bustling on a Saturday night.

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She said the police eventually came and said those inside could leave, but that they had to do so with their hands on their heads.

Trump was accused of "fake news" after taking Khan's call for Londoners to stay calm out of context.

Scotland Yard said a member of the public also sustained a gunshot wound as eight officers fired an "unprecedented" barrage of 50 bullets at the attackers.

"I can confirm that the bad incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism", Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement as events unfolded.

Medics treated the injured near the market as shocked people cried and shouted around them. "So let me look into it".

Social media giants Google and Twitter said they are committed to cracking down on terror-related content in separate statements on Sunday.

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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".