British Police Arrest 12 In Connection With London Terror Attacks
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 05, 2017,
Jun 05, 2017, 6:47
The three attackers drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night then ran into the bustling Borough Market area where they stabbed numerous people.
Saturday night's rampage at the popular nightlife hub around London Bridge, by three men arriving in a van and wearing fake suicide vests, was the third deadly terror attack in Britain in three months and came only days before snap elections.
England's health authority said yesterday afternoon that 36 of those injured remained in hospital, of whom 21 were in a critical condition.
Armed police stand over what is believed to be a suspect shot at the scene of a terror attack outside Borough Market in central London on Saturday.
US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert condemned "the cowardly attacks" targeting innocent civilians in London.
"She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death".
The missives follow his Saturday tweet calling for US courts to restore the "Travel Ban as an extra level of safety" - but it's unclear how a travel ban could have thwarted Saturday's bloodshed in London. "As they left I was going "Oi, oi, cowards!" Evil, evil people", he told The Guardian newspaper.
"Indeed I am not surprised that when faced with what they must have feared were three suicide bombers, the firearms officers fired an unprecedented number of rounds to be completely confident that they had neutralised the threat that those men posed".
"It was really scary", he said. French and Spanish citizens were among the wounded.
Senior British ministers last month criticized the United States over intelligence leaks relating to a bombing at a pop concert in the northern English city of Manchester which killed 22, some of them children.
The president's Sunday morning tweets on London appear to echo comments made on "Fox & Friends."
As Philip Bump noted for The Washington Post, Trump tends to rush to weigh in on attacks connected to Islamist terrorism but is "remarkably late" in responding to others that are not.
Twitter user Andrew Brooks said in response to the photo: "Evacuate?"
"They went "this is for Allah" and they had a woman on the floor, they were stabbing her", said witness Gerard Vowls. Britain would also need to review its counter-terrorism strategy, and if necessary the powers to those involved in that strategy should be increased, including potentially the custodial sentences for those involved in supporting or promoting terrorism.
The ruling Conservatives and the main opposition Labour party suspended national campaign events for the day, although local campaigning will continue.
Mr Corbyn backed Mrs May's insistence that the General Election must go ahead on June 8.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has "more important things to do" than responding to a tweet by US President Donald Trump, censuring him in the wake of terror in the British capital, his spokesperson says. "GOD BLESS!" - and highlighting his thwarted ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries.