London terror attack: Police search two more homes

London terror attack: Police search two more homes

Giving an update on the investigation outside New Scotland Yard, the Met's assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said "significant progress" had been made in identifying the attackers.

The Metropolitan Police said officers entered properties in Newham and Barking at 4.15am on Monday and "a number" of people had been detained.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Seven people were killed by the three attackers, and 21 remain in critical condition.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the city's "anger and grief" was indescribable.

"The recent attacks are not connected but we believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face", she said after chairing an emergency ministerial meeting.

'We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are, ' she said, adding there was 'far too much tolerance of extremism in our country'.

"Enough is enough. Everybody needs to go about their lives as they normally would".

Police said on Sunday they were holding 11 people, all arrested in raids on two addresses in Barking in suburban east London.

No details have been released about the perpetrators, who were shot dead within eight minutes of the first call to the police.

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London has also tightened security in the aftermath of the attack, and the "public can expect to see additional police - both armed and unarmed officers".

"All of a sudden we saw this individual speaking to the kids. showing them how to pray".

The 27-year-old said: "The bar was full".

"Elizabeth O'Neill, whose son Daniel (23) is in hospital, told reporters a man ran up to him outside a bar saying: "'This is for my family, this is for Islam', and stuck a knife straight in him.

"Firstly as a parent and human being my heart goes out to the victims, I can not imagine their pain and anguish. He was a little bit overnice", Chigbo told the station.

"We have protected counter-terrorism policing budgets, we have funded an uplift in the number of armed police officers".

Australia's prime minister says up to four Australians were victims of the van and knife attacks on London Bridge and in London's Borough Market.

Merkel said in a statement Sunday that she learned with "sadness and dismay" of the attacks in the London Bridge area Saturday night.

They were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests that were later discovered to be fake.

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Dr Walsh also said police everywhere will be hyper vigilant and will now stop at nothing to "stop the carnage" including taking down a potential threat.

The innocent bystander shot in the head by a stray police bullet during the London Bridge terror attack is an American, according to a report. "Thank you for your patience and cooperation", police tweeted.

The assault began when a van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge.

Khan says the militants want to disrupt Britain's democracy and hamper plans for voting in the general election June 8.

The Conservatives, Labour and the Scottish National Party all suspended campaigning Sunday for the second time this election.

Less than two weeks ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 children and adults at a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on.

"We spoke about a particular attack that happened and like most radicals he had a justification for anything - everything and anything". "This bloodshed must end. This bloodshed will end", Trump said. As president I will do what is necessary is to prevent this threat from spreading to our shores'.

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