It happened on a warm summer’s evening in central London, as three terrorists in a white van plowed through pedestrians on London Bridge, then headed into Borough Market close by, stabbing people at random. Six people are dead and just under 50 injured in the murderous rampage. This is the third Terror Attack in the U.K. in under three months.

White van drives into pedestrians on London Bridge

The incident started just after 10 p.m. when a white van drove at speed into a crowd of pedestrians on the London Bridge.

The three terror suspects in that van then randomly stabbed people using 12-inch knives in the Borough Market close by. London Metropolitan police shot all three attackers dead and have declared the brutal attacks as “terrorist incidents.”

Throughout the area, gunshots were heard as well as what sounded like bombs going off.

The terror suspects had reportedly been wearing hoax suicide vests and police took no chances, blowing them up in a series of controlled explosions.

The BBC quotes the London Ambulance Service as saying 48 people were transported to five hospitals in London, while a number of victims of the terror attack were treated at the scene. However a statement released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday morning quotes 20 people taken to hospital.

The London Ambulance Service tweeted early on Sunday morning that 30 people had been taken by them to hospitals in the area, while others were treated at the scene.

Panic and evacuations in the streets of London

Hotels and bars were evacuated in the area, leaving both residents and tourists stranded. Police reportedly entered restaurants and bars in the Southwark area of London at approximately 11 pm., telling customers to get down on the floor, while the terror incident was ongoing. According to a report by the Telegraph, pedestrians in the streets had been told by police to run away from the area, causing panic and hysteria.

One witness at the London Bridge incident said he heard three men shouting the words “this is for Allah” as the terror suspects randomly stabbed people.

Shortly prior to midnight, police investigated a third incident in the Vauxhall area of the city, but established that it was not related. Reportedly on Sunday morning the London Bridge and Borough Market area remains cordoned off as their investigations continue. According to the BBC, many workers are struggling to get to work.

Three U.K. terror attacks in three months

This is the latest terror attack in the U.K. within months. On March 22 another terrorist drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer outside the Parliament buildings. Six people were killed in that incident, including the terrorist, while 50 people were injured. Less than two weeks ago on May 22, the Manchester Arena suicide bombing occurred, killing 22 people and injuring 116.

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