ISIS claims responsibility for London Bridge attack

Britain's general election will go ahead on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday after a vehicle and stabbing attack in central London left at least seven people dead and 48 wounded.

'A detachment of fighters from Islamic State carried out London attacks, ' said the Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the jihadists.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the London attacks.

Four women were removed by police from a block of flats in Barking, east London, on Sunday as police announced a total of 12 people from the area had been arrested in connection with Saturday's attack.

The British Transport Police chief says that an officer who was wounded in the London Bridge attack was armed only with his baton when he confronted the three knife-wielding assailants.

Investigators examined the rented van that mowed down pedestrians on the London Bridge before continuing their assault, stabbing numerous people at bars and restaurants in the nearby Borough Market.

A tribute concert planned for the victims of last month's suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena is going ahead - with organisers saying the event now has a "greater purpose". Eight officers fired a total of 50 rounds at the attackers, police said.

Britain's official terrorism threat level was raised from "severe" to "critical" after the Manchester attack, meaning an attack may be imminent.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a Canadian was among the dead.

The trio of attackers were shot dead by the police at the scene.

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere confirmed on Sunday that two Germans were hurt in the attack, including one person who was severely injured. A total of 48 people - including foreign nationals from Spain, Germany, New Zealand and Australia - were hurt in the attack, and 36 of them are still being treated in hospital. As many as eight people who were walking across the bridge were hit and thrown to the pavement.

"While we have made significant progress in recent years, there is, to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism in our country", May said during an address, declaring "enough is enough".

The Conservatives rounded on Mr Corbyn, with security minister Ben Wallace accusing the Labour leader of attempting to run away from his record on counterterrorism policy. "It was a rampage really", he said, adding that he heard a shout of: "This is for Allah".

-The Associated Press contributed to this article.

"His face was just like something was so wrong, and I just started running as fast as I could".

Khan has used those words in a television interview, but it was to reassure Londoners about a stepped up police presence they might see - "No reason to be alarmed".

  • Leroy Wright