7 killed, over 40 injured as terror strikes heart of London

LONDON:At least three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing seven people in a "terror attack" in a popular nightlife hub in the London Bridge area night before being shot dead by armed police.Around 48 wounded were taken to five hospitals across the city by the London Ambulance Service (LAS), whereas a number of others have been treated at the scene for minor injuries, the LAS said in a statement after the attack.As they rampaged through the bars around London Bridge, the attackers wore what looked like suicide vests which turned out to be "hoaxes", said Britain's top anti-terrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley.