Van and knife attack leaves trail of casualties in 'terrorist incidents' on London Bridge and in n

  

Van and knife attack leaves trail of casualties in 'terrorist incidents' on London Bridge and in n

LONDON - A van driving at high speed mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge Saturday night before the occupants got out and began stabbing patrons at nearby bars and restaurants, witnesses said in an attack that police described as the latest in a string of deadly terrorist strikes to hit Britain this spring.

Police said multiple had been killed, but did not provide an exact number. Witnesses described a rampage that left a trail of bloodied bodies on the bridge and in the adjacent Borough Market. 

London Ambulance Service tweeted a statement saying it had taken "at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London."

The attacks set off scenes of panic in the heart of London on a cool June evening as the city's streets were filled with people heading home from dinner or out for a drink.

In packed pubs - normally scenes of Saturday night revelry and merriment - patrons threw chairs, bottles and glasses at the attackers as the assailants used long knives to slash their way through crowds. Tourists gaped at the carnage from the roofs of double-decker buses.

Read more: Washington Post 


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