Islamic Terrorists Target London Bridge, Borough Market
Fresh Terror Attacks Strike London
Breaking news this evening of a spate of savage attacks against civilians in London. Initial reports state that a van has been driven into pedestrians in the London Bridge area. Three men armed with long knives left the van and attacked people as they tried to flee the scene.
Police received reports of the incident on London Bridge at 22:08, Saturday evening.
As the news broke, Metropolitan Police tweeted that they were also responding to another incident in the Vauxhall area of London.
Knife attacks were also reported in the Borough Market area.
Armed police responded and shots have been fired.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, but all the signs are there that this is another Islamic terrorist assault. (See update.)
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said “incidents are being treated as potential act of terrorism.”
“Her Throat Was Cut”
An eye-witness, Alex Shannon, speaking to BBC News told how a woman had had her throat cut. He saw another victim receiving CPR.
The number of casualties is not yet known. There are unconfirmed reports that one or more of the attackers was shot by armed police.
Police Boats Evacuating Area
The Metropolitan Police reported that Thames River police boats Marine 2 and Marine 3, in conjunction with RNLI boats, were in attendance to evacuate members of the public.
Terrorist Incidents Confirmed
The Police announced at 00:25, Sunday morning, that the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were terrorist attacks. The incident in Vauxhall was later described as an unconnected stabbing.
British Army special forces, 22 SAS arrived at the scene by helicopter, landing directly on London Bridge, to support armed police and armed counter-terrorism police units. Three Islamic terrorists were later confirmed shot dead.
Threat Level Had Been Reduced to Severe
With Operation Temperer phased back, Islamic terrorists have taken advantage of the reduced terror alert level to hit soft targets – ordinary people out on a Saturday night.
The terror threat level was reduced last Saturday, May 27, from Critical to Severe. British troops deployed as part of Operation Temperer were sent back to barracks. It is likely that this new wave of attacks will bring the soldiers back onto the streets.
COBR Called to Meeting
The Emergency committee COBR has been called to meet Sunday morning. Given the current situation it is likely that we will see a return to a Critical threat level and Operation Temperer re-activated.