London Bridge attack: Isis claims responsibility

London Bridge attack: Isis claim responsibility

The terror group claimed the attack where seven were killed and dozens were injured

Monday, June 5, 2017

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attack on London Bridge over the weekend. 

Seven people were killed and dozens injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians on the bridge, before three men clambered out and began stabbing people indiscriminately in the Borough market area. 

Within eight minutes of receiving the reports, armed police were on the scene and shot dead the assailants. 

The news agency affiliated with Isis, Amaq, posted a statement on Twitter to claim responsibility. 

The statement, in Arabic, claimed a "detachment" of Isis soldiers executed the attack on London Bridge. 

There was a police raid on a block of flats in east London in the hours following the attack, and there have been more raids in Newham on Monday morning. 

Eleven people in total are being held in custody under suspicion of committing offences against the Terrorism Act.

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