Last night a vehicle hit several pedestrians on London Bridge and a number of people were stabbed and killed in Borough Market.
Seven people have been confirmed killed, besides the three attackers who were shot dead at the scene by the police.
More than 40 people have been severely injured and taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service, an official said in a statement this morning.
While police say they have neutralized all of the attackers, a large barrier remains around London Bridge and Borough Market.
The identity of the attackers has not been confirmed.
“In the face of this tragedy, France is more than ever at the side of the United Kingdom. My thoughts go to the victims and their loved ones”.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said:
“Today we are united across borders in horror and mourning, but also in determination”.
“For Germany, I reiterate that in the fight against all forms of terrorism, we are resolutely at Britain’s side”.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said his “prayers and resolute solidarity” were with the UK.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said:
“I send my deepest condolences to Britons and condemns the terrorist act that happened several hours ago in London”.
Numerous other heads of state reacted by sending condolences.
In contrast, President of the United States Donald Trump reacted to the attack at first by promoting his ‘travel ban’ that President Trump signed an executive order banning all travel from seven Muslim majority countries (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen).
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017