London is reeling from the shock of an attack which unfolded within eight terrifying minutes in the city's centre late Saturday night.
It was the third terror strike in the UK this year, after a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in March and a bomb attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester two weeks ago.Fatalities: London Metropolitan Police confirmed that seven people were killed in the attack. Forty-eight people injured were taken to five hospitals across the city.
The attackers: Police officers pursued and shot dead three attackers within eight minutes of the first emergency call, London police said. The suspects were wearing what were later found to be fake suicide vests.
How it happened: Just after 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET), a van speeding south across London Bridge struck several pedestrians on London Bridge. The van drove on to Borough Market where three men jumped out and started stabbing people.
The investigation: 12 people have been arrested in Barking, east London, police said Sunday.