June 2017 London Bridge attack

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June 2017 London attack
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London Bridge at night in 2013
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Map of the course of the attack
LocationLondon Bridge and Borough Market area
London, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′29″N 0°05′16″W / 51.50806°N 0.08778°W / 51.50806; -0.08778
Date3 June 2017 (2017-06-03)
22:06–22:16 (BST)
Attack type
Vehicle-ramming attack, stabbing
WeaponsVan, ceramic knives[1]
Deaths11 (8 victims, 3 attackers)[2]
Non-fatal injuries
48[3] (21 critically)
MotiveIslamist extremism[4]

On 3 June 2017, starting at 21:58 British Summer Time (UTC+1), three people carried out a terrorist attack in two locations in central London. The attack began when a white van rammed pedestrians on London Bridge. The van drove on and stopped south of the bridge. Three men left the van and ran to Borough Market, where stabbing attacks took place in restaurants. One witness reported that the attackers shouted "This is for Allah" and stabbed customers with knives.[5][6][7]

Ten people (including three attackers) were killed and 48 injured in the attack.[8] Three suspects wearing fake explosive vests were shot dead by police.[9]

The Metropolitan Police declared the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks to be "terrorist incidents".[10][11][12]

On 4 June, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, "We are confident about the fact that they were radical Islamic terrorists, the way they were inspired, and we need to find out more about where this radicalisation came from." On 5 June, two of the attackers were identified as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. The third of the three attackers, Youssef Zaghba was identified the following day.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mark Chandler (11 June 2017). "London Bridge killers' fake suicide belts revealed". Evening Standard. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  2. "London terror attack: what we know so far". The Guardian. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. "Three Australians caught up in London Bridge attack, Julie Bishop says". The Guardian. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  4. UK's Rudd says London attackers probably "radical Islamist terrorists", Reuters, 4 June
  5. Steve Almasy; Natalie Gallon. "Police: Reports Of 'Multiple' Casualties In 2 Terror Incidents In London". CBS Philadelphia. Retrieved 4 June 2017. A witness of the London Bridge incident said the attackers were yelling, "This is for Allah."
  6. "London terror attack: London Bridge and Borough Market latest – at least two dead amid van attack, stabbings and gunfire". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 June 2017. An eyewitness on London Bridge, told the BBC he saw three men stabbing people indiscriminately, shouting "this is for Allah".
  7. Mendick, Robert (4 June 2017). "'They shouted 'this is for Allah', as they stabbed indiscriminately' – How the London terror attack unfolded". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  8. "BBC News Live". Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  9. Phipps, Claire (3 June 2017). "London attacks: six people killed; three terror suspects shot dead by police – latest updates". Retrieved 4 June 2017 – via The Guardian.
  10. Steve Almasy, Ralph Ellis and Natalie Gallon (3 June 2017), "Police declare 'terrorist incidents' after violence at London Bridge, Borough Market", Fox 13 News, CNN
  11. Griffin, Andrew (4 June 2017), "London Bridge and Borough Market are 'terrorist incidents', according to Met Police", The Independent
  12. "London attack: British police say 2 attacks "terrorist incidents" — Live updates", CBS News, 3 June 2017