British police arrested a dozen people in a widening investigation into yesterday’s London attack into which seven people were killed and 48 injured.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility today. The officials said, although the police shot dead three attackers, authorities raced to determine whether they had accomplices.
Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that a Canadian was among the dead. A French national was also confirmed dead.
British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday warned that the country faced a new threat from copycat attacks.
The country’s major political parties temporarily suspended campaigning with only days to go before the general election. May said the vote would take place as scheduled Thursday because “violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process.
The rampage was the third major attack in Britain in the past three months, including a similar vehicle and knife attack on Westminster Bridge in March that left five people dead. On 22nd last month, a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, in northwest England.