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UK police arrest 12 people over London attack

Justin Tallis, AFP | Two women are led by police from a residential address in Barking, east London, on June 4, 2017, as officers continue their investigations into the June 3 terror attacks in central London.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May called on Sunday for a stronger response to Islamist extremism after knife-wielding men mowed down and stabbed revellers in central London, killing seven people and injuring 48. Follow the day's events on our liveblog.

  • London police said Saturday's attacks that took place on London Bridge and in the nearby popular nightspot Borough Market were “terrorist incidents’’.
  • Officials say seven people have been killed, in addition to three terror suspects who were shot dead by armed police.
  • Ambulance services says 48 patients are being treated in five London hospitals; 21 of them are in a critical condition.
  • Police on Sunday arrested 12 people in Barking, east London, in connection with the attack.
  • One Frenchman is among the dead and several more are injured, according to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the country would not postpone June 8 general election, adding that these terrorists want to disrupt Britain’s democracy.

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