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Police make 12 arrests in connection with London attack

Officers and vehicles stand outside a block of flats that was raided by police in Barking, east London, Britain, on June 4, 2017. (Reuters)

Police made 12 arrests in east London on Sunday in connection with an attack on Saturday night in which seven people died and 48 were injured, London’s Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement.

“Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command have this morning, Sunday 4 June, arrested 12 people in Barking, east London, in connection with last night's incidents in London Bridge and the Borough Market area. Searches of a number of addresses in Barking are continuing,” the statement said.

Three assailants drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people on the street in the nearby Borough Market area. All three were shot dead by police at the scene.

Raid in east London Police raided an address in east London used by one of the three attackers who killed seven people in the city center, Sky News reported on Sunday, citing unnamed sources.

An eyewitness to the raid told Sky he heard several bangs during the operation and was later told they were controlled explosions.

Sky News had shown aerial footage of a cordon around a block of flats and an ambulance parked outside, showing a police operation under way at an address in the Barking area of east London.


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