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Terror returns to London Bridge: What we know

June 4, 2017

Here is a quick look at the facts we know so far about Saturday night's terrorist attacks in London.

What Happened? 

British police responded to reports that a van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge at about 10:30 p.m. local time Saturday. Witnesses said a white van drove onto the sidewalk  A BBC reporter who was on the bridge at the time said the van was driving around 50 mph.

The van continued on to Borough Market, an area of the capital known for its nightlife, where police say the suspects exited the vehicle and stabbed pedestrians.

There were also reports of a third stabbing, in the Vauxhall area of London, but police determined it was not connected to the terror incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market.

The Victims 

At least six people died and 48 were injured in the van and stabbing attacks.  The victims are being treated at five hospitals across London.

Several of the victims are said to be in critical condition.

The Suspects 

Police said three suspects were fatally shot by authorities.

Mark Rowley, head of counter-terrorism for Metropolitan Police, said all the attackers are thought to be dead, but investigators are working to determine if any potential accomplices remain at large. At least one of the suspects wore a fake suicide-bomb vest, police said.

Was It Terror?

Police have declared the attacks to be "terror incidents." Sunday, Prime Minister Teresa May said it was being investigated as "a potential act of terrorism."

"We are all shocked and angry today but this is our city,"  said London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a statement Sunday. "We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism."

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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