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    The UK Labour Party and Scottish National Party (SNP) have suspended campaigning in the United Kingdom ahead of Thursday's parliamentary election after the deadly incident in London.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Conservative Party also suspended national campaigning following the incident.

    "The Labour Party will be suspending national campaigning until this evening, after consultations with other parties, as a mark of respect for those who have died and suffered injury," Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was quoted as saying by The Independent newspaper.

    The newspaper added that Scotland's SNP had also canceled national campaigning after the attack.

    "National campaign activity has been suspended," the SNP's spokesman was quoted as saying.

    On June 3, at 22:08 PM local time (21:08 GMT), a vehicle struck pedestrians on London Bridge. The vehicle with three suspects continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market, after which the suspects left the vehicle and carried out a stabbing attack at the market. The attackers were confronted by the police and shot dead within minutes.

    According to the local authorities, at least seven people were killed and 48 more injured. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack.

    The general election in the United Kingdom is expected to be held on Thursday. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said earlier that the election would take place despite the attacks.

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