British authorities say six people were killed and dozens injured after attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed patrons at nearby restaurants in an incident being treated as terrorism.
Three male attackers were also shot dead by police in nearby Borough Market some eight minutes after the start of the incident at around 10 p.m. (01;30 a.m. Kabul time) on June 3, authorities said.
London Ambulance Service said on June 4 that it had taken 48 people to hospitals across the city after the attack, while a number of others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police counterterrorism head, earlier said police believe there were just the three attackers but that the investigation is continuing into the “terrorist” act. Authorities said the attackers were wearing what appeared to be fake explosive vests.
BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, said the van was “probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour”.
On March 22, three people were killed and at least 29 were hurt when a driver struck pedestrians on Westminster Bridge near Parliament in London. The car then crashed into the fence around Parliament and the driver attacked an officer with a knife.