Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

At Least Six Killed in Attack; Terrorists Plough into Pedestrians before Going on Stabbing Frenzy

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

At Least Six Killed in Attack; Terrorists Plough into Pedestrians before Going on Stabbing Frenzy

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Byline: Victoria Craw and Andrew Koubaridis

AT LEAST six people were killed and as many as 30 injured yesterday when terrorists mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and then went on a stabbing rampage.

A van was seen ploughing into pedestrians at London Bridge and eyewitnesses reported gunfire and stabbings at the bridge and in nearby Borough Market.

Three terrorists wearing stab-proof vests emerged from the van and began the stabbing attack.

Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said police were still trying to determine if there were more suspects at large, amid reports SAS troops had been flown into London.

The three male terrorists were gunned down at Borough Market within eight minutes of the first emergency call. The incident began at 10.08pm local time (7.08am AEST).

Witnesses heard one of the attackers scream "this is for Allah" as a young woman was stabbed.

Mr Rowley said what appeared to be explosives - seen on the body of at least one suspect - had been "established to be hoaxes".

At least 30 wounded people, including a police officer, had been taken to six London hospitals. The number of injured was continuing to grow, Mr Rowley said.

Security around London would be beefed up in the coming days, although there was no immediate word on whether the threat level, currently at severe, would be raised to the highest level.

One horrified witness had told The Sun he was left covered in blood after a man stormed a restaurant and slashed diners.

Jag Sandue was at the Black and Blue steak restaurant when he said he saw several men storm in armed with knives.

He said blood was sprayed on his shirt when a man was cut down behind him.

"There were people throwing chairs and glasses outside and I thought it might just be a fight. Then I realised it was more than that, people were running," Mr Sandue said.

"Next thing we know, they're in our restaurant. People were screaming 'they've got knives'."

British Prime Minister Theresa May returned to Downing Street from election campaining to chair an urgent national security meeting. …

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