Islamic State claims terror attack in London that killed 7
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Islamic State claims terror attack in London that killed 7

Saturday’s attack on London Bridge and the popular Borough market left seven people dead. It was the third terrorist attack in Britain this year, barely two weeks since the last incident in Manchester.

world Updated: Jun 05, 2017 17:59 IST
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Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, on June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. (AP Photo)

The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the London attacks, which left seven people dead, an online news agency affiliated with the terrorist group said on Monday.

A “detachment of fighters from Islamic state carried out London attacks yesterday” the Aamaq news agency said, referring to Saturday’s assault which saw three men in a van plough into pedestrians on London Bridge before going on a stabbing spree.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday blamed “evil” Islamist ideology for the attack, as police said they had arrested 12 suspects.

Saturday night’s rampage at a popular nightlife hub around London Bridge by three men wearing fake suicide vests was the third deadly terror attack in Britain in less than three months and came only days before snap elections.

Police shot and killed the three attackers minutes after receiving the first emergency call.

First Published: Jun 05, 2017 08:01 IST