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LONDON: Islamic State claimed on Sunday responsibility for Saturday night’s attack in London which killed seven people and wounded dozens, the militant group’s agency Amaq said on Sunday.
“A detachment of Islamic State fighters executed yesterday’s London attack,” a statement posted on Amaq’s media page, monitored in Cairo, said.
Three attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night before police shot them dead.
Police ended the violence by shooting and killing the assailants just eight minutes after they received the first reports of the bridge incident.
Police haven’t released the identities of the three men. At least one of the men was born in Pakistan, a Western security official said. It wasn’t clear when the man came to Britain or whether he had acquired British citizenship.