London, United Kingdom. Counter-terrorism raids continue in the British capital as mourners prepare for funerals in the wake of the London Bridge attacks. The latest news has more arrested in connection with the incident.
There were a number of counter-terrorist special police at two addresses in east London that are being searched by police in connection with Saturday’s deadly terror attack in the UK capital. London residents there reported hearing loud flash bangs and gunshots in the early hours of Monday morning.
UK counter-terrorist Police said officers entered properties in Newham and Barking at 0415 on Monday and there were a number of people who have been detained. Taking no chances, London city authorities placed anti-terrorist barriers out overnight on central London bridges while searches were continuing at multiple addresses, police spokesperson Gareth Rafferty added.
It all started when pedestrians were mowed down by a van on London Bridge before attackers stabbed a police officer and revellers around Borough Market with 12-inch knives. An ISIS terrorist shouted ‘this is for Allah’ as he knifed a man near a pub while the Islamic State militant group claimed its fighters carried out the attack. The terrorists brought carnage to the streets of Britain for the second time in as many weeks, killing seven and leaving 21 fighting for their lives.
Three ISIS terrorists, wearing fake suicide bomb vests, were shot dead by eight officers outside a pub after police opened fire with an ‘unprecedented’ hail of 50 bullets, while a bystander was also shot.Counter-terrorist officers say they know the identities of the men who carried out the attack and will release the names as soon as operationally possible.
New Scotland Yard said seven women and five men aged between 19 and 60 were arrested under the UK Terrorism Act in Barking on Sunday. A 55-year-old man was later released without charge according to Rafferty.Seven countries cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar