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130 imams band together to refuse funerals for London attackers

The attack, in which the assailants killed at least seven people and injured nearly 50 before they were shot dead by police, began with a van being driven at high speed into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge.

London Bridge and a large area on the south bank of the River Thames remained cordoned off Sunday, and police told people to avoid the area.

Police said they had seized a huge amount of forensic material in two early morning raids in east London Monday, as part of their efforts to determine if the three men who carried out Saturday's attack were part of a wider network.

Amid all that, Muslims took to social media yet again via the hashtags #Londonattack, #prayforlondon and #notinthenameofIslam, to stand in solidarity with victims and send a powerful message of peace to the world.

Three Metropolitan Police officers and one British Transport Police officer were injured during the attack, Met Police said in a statement Monday, and one of the officers is still in serious condition.

The attack came days before a general election Thursday.

Nathalie Cros Brohan said on Facebook her sister Ms Delcros was injured and taken to hospital, while Mr Thomas is yet to be found.

"It is a crisis that we don't have enough police officers to deal with the demands placed upon the service", White said, "and that should be very worrying for government, whose primary responsibility is the safety and security of its citizens".

The terrorist attack in London Saturday night was "an attack on the free world" the British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday, as she dismissed criticisms of her record on policing.

London police on Sunday evening said commuters could expect to see more officers on the streets and more physical measures on bridges, after at least three men killed seven people at London Bridge on Saturday.

Fabio Lamas, 20, who works at a pub in Borough Market, told NBC he saw the three attackers wearing body armor and brandishing knives before the police arrived.

The campaign was suspended for several days last month when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by United States pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester. She says the idea that Trump is going after Khan because he's a Muslim is "utterly ridiculous".

May said Monday that Britain's counterterrorism operations are fully funded, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan - a Labour figure - said cuts to police have been draconian.

Police vans leave carrying a number of women who were detained after a block of flats was raided in Barking, east London, Britain, June 4, 2017.

"By the time patients arrived, we had fully staffed resuscitation bays to receive each of the patients", Dr Ramadhan says.

Specialist officers are working with victims' families and the coroner to formally identify those who were killed.

"Over the last seven years, we as a city have lost 600 million pounds ($775 million) from our budget", he said. Both the Westminster and Manchester attackers were British-born.

It was lowered once intelligence agencies were comfortable that this wasn't the case.

Police said they had to prioritise resources on suspects who were believed to be preparing an attack or providing active support for one. She said there is "far too much tolerance for extremism in our country", and called for a review of the nation's counterterrorism programs.

The third man has not been named yet by police.

Lori Hinnant and Danica Kirka contributed reporting.



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