PM Narendra Modi condemns London terror attacks

At least six people were killed by attackers near London Bridge on Saturday, police said.

A cellphone video shot inside an unidentified restaurant captures the terror and panic as the attack unfolded in central London's Borough Market and on 19-century London Bridge across River Thames.

"The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes", Britain's head of counter-terrorism Mark Rowley said.

According to some unconfirmed reports, ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack.

Police said the officer was on duty at the time of the attacks and was one of the first officers to arrive at the scene.

One witness told Reuters that she saw what appeared to be three people with knife wounds and possibly their throats cut at London Bridge.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation hospital said it was "on lockdown" to keep patients, relatives and staff safe, while a picture on social media showed armed police outside the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street, where the walking wounded were reportedly taken.

The vehicle then continued to nearby Borough Market, where the suspects left the vehicle and attempted to stab a number of people, including an on-duty British Transport officer, who suffered serious injuries, Rowley said.

U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the attack and said the United States would do whatever it can to assist the United Kingdom. Britain has weathered two recent terrorism attacks in recent months. The White House said he had been briefed on the incidents by his national security team.

The force initially said officers were also responding to a reported third incident, in the Vauxhall area of London. One, Holly Jones, told the BBC a white van veered off the road and struck as many as six people.

London Bridge Station is closed and people are urged to avoid the area, Mayor Khan said.

As emergency services rushed to respond, reports came in of multiple stabbings at Borough Market, a popular gourmet food market with restaurants that were open and busy on a Saturday night.

Prime Minister Theresa May called it a "terrible incident" and expressed "huge gratitude" to police and emergency services.

Another eyewitness, Robbie, was sitting in a taxi opposite the Barrowboy and Banker pub on London Bridge. "The Uber stopped, we asked people what was going on - people said there was shooting", said Yoann Belmere, 40, a French banker living in London. He said a lot of police suddenly came from the other direction.

A charity concert for victims of the Manchester attack, featuring Grande and other stars, is due to be held in the northwest English city on Sunday.

  • Zachary Reyes