Multiple dead and up to 20 people are feared to be injured after a van reportedly plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge in a suspect Islamic terrorist attack.
“So when you meet those who disbelieve in battle, strike their necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either confer favor afterwards or ransom them until the war lays down its burdens. That is the command.” Qu’ran 47:4
EDITOR’S NOTE: Despite attack after attack by Islamic terrorists on the citizens of England, leaders of that country still cannot bring themselves to utter the words “Islamic terrorism”. And because they refuse to do so, the people of England continue to be sitting ducks in a war its leader refuse to call by name and fight head on. But the good news is, makers of teddy bears and votive candles are having a banner year.
A witness of the London Bridge incident said the attackers were yelling, “This is for Allah.”
UPDATE 8:47 PM EST: Five jihadi terrorists shouting ‘this is for Allah‘ have reportedly killed seven people after mowing down up to 20 with a white van on London Bridge and stabbing revellers with 12-inch hunting knives. The men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, drove the van at 50 mph across the bridge, then jumped out and began ‘randomly stabbing people’ along Borough High Street in central London at 10pm on Saturday.
One woman said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut at London Bridge. There are also reports that a bystander was shot in the head in the crossfire and at least seven people have been stabbed.
One person has been killed at London Bridge – and one of the casualties is reportedly a police officer. The gang had metal canisters strapped to their chests and two of them were reportedly shot dead by armed police, witnesses said. A search is underway for the third man.
The terrorists also tried to storm into a busy pub in the nearby Borough Market, where a man was reportedly stabbed five times in the chest. One witness said a ‘dark-skinned’ man in a red tracksuit ‘calmly’ stabbed a man three times.
Police responded to a third incident in Vauxhall, south London, which later turned out to be an unrelated stabbing. Officers are telling people ‘you must run, hide and tell’.
The vehicle mounted the pavement at the scene in central London this evening, according to shocked witnesses. Witness at the scene have claimed three men jumped out of a van and started stabbing people.
The BBC reports more than one person died on London Bridge. Nick Brandon of British Transport Police told The Associated Press that they received reports of “multiple” casualties in an incident possibly involving a knife and a vehicle.
Metropolitan Police have confirmed there is a second incident at nearby Borough Market and a third incident at Vauxhall.
“From 2208hrs officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on London Bridge,” police said.
“Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in BoroughMarket. Armed officers responded and shots have been fired.
“Officers are now responding to an incident in the Vauxhall area.”
The incident comes just two months after a terrorist mowed down pedestrians at Westminster Bridge before stabbing an unarmed cop. Five victims were killed in the attack.
A witness told Reuters she saw people with apparent knife wounds on the bridge. source