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    Death Toll in London Terror Attacks Rises to Six

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    At least six people were killed near London Bridge by attackers in addition to three suspects, gunned down by the police.

    London Metropolitan Police reported that at least six people were killed near London Bridge by attackers. Three attackers were shot dead, they added.

    “At this stage, we believe that six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police. And at least 20 casualties have been taken to six hospitals across London," Rowley said as quoted in a police statement.

    ​"Armed response officers then responded very quickly and bravely and confronted the three male suspects who were shot and killed on Borough Market," Mark Rowley, Britain's top anti-terrorism officer, said. "Sadly, six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot by police," he said.

    "The suspects had been confronted and shot by police within eight minutes of the first call. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes," he added.

    ​The London Ambulance Service's assistant director of operations said that 30 people were taken to hospital after the attack.

    Earlier on Saturday, local media reported that a van had hit several pedestrians on London Bridge while a stabbing attack took place at the Borough Market.

    ​London Metropolitan Police confirmed they were dealing with an incident on London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall area. They later declared that the incident at Vauxhall was not connected to the other two incidents.

    • Emergency personnel on London Bridge after an incident in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
      Emergency personnel on London Bridge after an incident in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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    • An armed Police officer looks through his weapon on London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
      An armed Police officer looks through his weapon on London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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    • Police Officers walking on Borough High Street as police are dealing with an incident on London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
      Police Officers walking on Borough High Street as police are dealing with an incident on London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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    • An helicopter lands on London Bridge after an attack in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
      An helicopter lands on London Bridge after an attack in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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    • Police officers with riot shields on Borough High Street after an incident in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
      Police officers with riot shields on Borough High Street after an incident in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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    Emergency personnel on London Bridge after an incident in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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