URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

London( AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area( all times local ):

12: 18 a.m.

Australia& apos; s foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London& apos; s Borough Market.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. Thomas& apos; Hospital and Andrew Morrison had received stitches for a meander and was on his way home to Australia. Both had been stabbed in the neck. The government is still stimulating investigations into the third Australian& apos; s condition.

Hedge, a 34 -year-old waitress, has been living in Britain for about a year and was working in the Borough Markets area where witnesses tell she was stabbed as she tried to hide under a table.

She posted on social media: “Hey everyone, just so you know im doing ok. Bit of pain but I will survive.”

Morrison, an electrician from Darwin, posted on social media that he had been stabbed leaving Belushi& apos; s London Bridge bar after watching the Champions League soccer final.

Morrison said in a video: “All of a sudden this guy comes up with a knife. I merely, like, push him off. I walk into a saloon and I& apos; m like:& apos; Someone help me, I& apos; ve only been stabbed .& apos; “


10: 45 p.m.

The SITE Intelligence Group says Islamic State& apos; s news organisation is claiming fighters for the radical group carried out the van and knife assault in London that left seven people dead.

SITE said in a statement Sunday that the Islamic State& apos; s Aamaq news service quoth “a security source” in the Arabic-language posting claiming the attack.

Islamic State has often induced such claims not just when it has sent attackers, but when radicals carrying out deadly plots were inspired by the group& apos; s ideology.

It& apos; s the third assault this year that Islamic State has claimed in Britain, after the bombing in Manchester and a similar assault in the heart of London in March.

The three attackers in Saturday& apos; s assault have not been identified.


10: 30 p.m.

A Canadian woman who was among the seven people killed in the London van and knife attacks has been identified by her family as Christine Archibald.

The Archibald family said in a statement released by the Canadian government on Sunday she worked in a homeless shelter until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance.

Her family in Castlegar, British Columbia, says Archibald “would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death.”

They tell she was 30 years old.

They asked those who want to honor her to volunteer their hour or donate to a homeless shelter and to tell them “Chrissy sent you. “


10: 25 p.m.

The city of London is convening a public vigil for the 7 people killed in the van and knife attack on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants.

A statement from Mayor Sadiq Khan& apos; s office said the vigil will be held at 6 p. m. local hour on Monday at Potters Fields Park, an open space which surrounds City Hall on the River Thames near Tower Bridge.

The mayor& apos; s office tells the collect is an opportunity for Londoners and visitors “to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives in Saturday& apos; s attack, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we stand united in the face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life.”

Participants also will be invited to place flowers by the flagpoles outside City Hall.

The invitation issued by Khan& apos; s office tells the vigil also is meant to show “We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism.”


7: 50 p.m.

France& apos; s foreign minister has announced that a French citizen was among those killed in the London attacks and that another remains missing.

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday that seven other French nationals are hospitalized, four of them in serious condition.

French officials had earlier said that four French were injured in the Saturday assaults on London Bridge and at nearby eateries and pubs. Le Drian revised the count upward hours later.

The minister tweeted that he was traveling to London on Monday.


7: 30 p.m.

A resident of a suburban London town where police have conducted a raid says he believes one of the London Bridge attackers was a neighbor who was known for religious proselytizing.

Jibril Palomba said he distinguished the man who lived in an apartment armed police raided early Sunday in Barking as one of the dead assailants in a widely published photo.

Palomba says he and his wife first encountered the neighbor after his wife became worried about how the man spoke to their children and others in a local park “about religion, Mohammed, this kind of stuff.”

He says his wife reported the neighbours& apos; s behaviour to police, but nothing came of it.

Palomba says he afterward became friendly with the man and never suspected he could be planning attacks.


6: 30 p.m.

Social media giants Google and Twitter are responding to British Prime Minister Theresa May& apos; s statement that internet companies are complicit in terror attacks by dedicating extremist positions “the safe space it needs to breed.”

Representatives for the two companies issued statements on Sunday saying they& apos; ve been working to improve the technology to identify and remove inappropriate content, including positions and files that are terror-related.

Nick Pickles, UK head of public policy at Twitter, said: “We continue to expand the use of technology as part of a systematic approach to removing this type of content.”

Google told, “We are committed to working in partnership with the government and NGOs to tackle these challenging and complex problems, and share the government& apos; s commitment to ensuring terrorists do not have a voice online.”

London police haven& apos; t told what role, if any, social media or information received from the internet factored into Saturday night& apos; s assault that killed seven people.


5: 20 p.m.

Cricket rivals India and Pakistan have held a minute& apos; s silence for the victims of the London Bridge attacks amid enhanced security at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham, England.

The West Midlands venue was hosting a game on Sunday as part of the two-week Champions Trophy tournament, which involves eight countries, including England.

World cricket& apos; s governing body tells extra security had established in order after the Saturday night assaults in the capital.

The International Cricket Council said in a statement that all team hotels went into lockdown and teams, match officials and staff are always rapidly accounted for after the attacks.


4: 35 p.m.

London& apos; s police counterterrorism chief tells the public should expect to see increased security measures as authorities investigate the most recent assault to strike Britain.

Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Rowley told Sunday that police need to establish whether others were involved in planning Saturday night& apos; s vehicle and knife attack on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants.

Seven people were killed in the attack and 21 are in critical condition.

Rowley tells police are confident that the three men fatally shot by officers in the minutes after the assault were the only attackers, but there is “clearly more to do” in the investigation.

He tells the white van they used to mow down pedestrians on London Bridge was rented by one of the men.

Security cordons will remain around London Bridge indefinitely.


4: 25 p.m.

London& apos; s assistant police commissioner tells eight police officers fired “an unprecedented number” of bullets at the three men suspected of carrying out the attack on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants.

Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said during a news conference on Sunday that the officers fired 50 rounds at the men, striking and wounding a member of the public in the process.

Rowley says the injured civilian& apos; s traumata are not believed to be critical and there will be an independent investigation.

The attackers were shot dead. Rowley says they had “already killed each member of the public and had to be stopped immediately.”


4: 15 p.m.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells a Canadian is among those killed in the terrorist attack in London.

Trudeau said in a statement Sunday he is heartbroken.

Trudeau tells Canada strongly condemns the senseless attack and stands united with the British people.

He tells the Canadian government will not provide more details about the citizen killed in Saturday night& apos; s attack out of respect for the family.


4: 10 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has paid a private visit to some of the victims of the vehicle and knife assaults in central London.

May visited King& apos; s College Hospital, which is caring for 14 of the 48 people hospitalized after the Saturday night assaults on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants.

The National Health Service tells 21 people remain in critical condition.

A van mowed down pedestrians on the bridge before its occupants got out and started stabbing people. Police shot three attackers dead.

Hundreds ran for their lives in the chaos.


3: 55 p.m.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry tells Britons are going to have to sort out whether tolerance of extremism has gone on for too long, as British Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

Kerry tells NBC& apos; s “Meet the Press” that “a lot of ingredients” went into the attacks on London Bridge and at nearby eateries Saturday night that left seven dead and nearly two dozen injured. Twelve people have been arrested.

He tells one of the issues the country needs to get a handle on is the experience of Muslim residents, who& apos; ve “had a long-standing problem with respect to greater levels of estrangement, a harder day assimilating into the broader British society.”

Kerry tells the answer lies in house community to minimize the distance between the state and their people, a gap he thinks is a problem “all over the world.”


3: 45 p.m.

Germany& apos; s Foreign Ministry says German citizens were among the people wounded in the two attacks in London, and one of them has serious injuries.

No further details were available Sunday on the Germans who were injured or the exact number.

In all, dozens of people were injured in the two attacks Saturday night on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market.


This item has been corrected to state that dozens were injured , not killed.


3 p. m.

A Romanian chef has been hailed as a hero on social media after “hes taken” in some 20 terrified people in the bakery where he worked as attackers targeted restaurants and bars in Borough Market.

Florin Morariu, who works at the Bread Ahead bakery in the market, told The Associated Press: “We were looking out of the window because we find that everyone was agitated, everyone was working, people, women … the latter are fainting, falling and we went outside to see what was happening.”

He told when he went outside and find two people stabbing others, he at first “froze” and didn& apos; t know what to do. But then he went and hit one of the attackers on the head with a crate.

“There was a car with a loudspeaker telling& apos; run, go& apos; and they( police) threw a grenade…. and then I ran.”

He added that when he saw that “people were desperate, ” he let about 20 people into the bakery and pulled the shutters down.


2: 45 p.m.

France& apos; s minister for Europe says that four French citizens are among the dozens of wounded in the London terror attack that killed seven people.

Marielle de Sarnez expressed her condolences to the families affected and “absolute solidarity” with the British in a statement on Sunday.

Meanwhile, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visited a crisis center at the French Foreign Ministry that fields bellows from anxious citizens after attacks.

Philippe noted the two attacks came as French living overseas begin voting in advance of June 11 first-round legislative elections. He told voting in London would continue with reinforced security.


2: 20 p.m.

The British Transport Police chief says that an officer who was wounded in the London Bridge assault was armed merely with his baton when he tackled the three knife-wielding assailants.

The officer, who was stabbed in the face, head and a leg, was one of the first responders.

British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther visited the officer at a hospital and said that he& apos; s in stable condition. Crowther said that “it became clear that he indicated enormous heroism in the face of danger.”

Crowther added that “for an officer who only joined us less than two years ago, the gallantry he demonstrated was outstanding and makes me extremely proud.”

Seven people died in the two attacks and dozens were wounded. In addition, the three attackers were killed by police.


1: 15 p.m.

British police say they have arrested 12 people in east London over the attack in the London Bridge area.

Police said in a statement that the arrests were made Sunday morning in Barking by counterterrorism officers.

Officials said that seven people died in the Saturday night attack and roughly 48 were wounded. A British Transport Police officer and an off-duty officer were among the injured. In addition, three attackers were shot dead by police.

Police say the investigation is progressing rapidly. Prime Minister Theresa May has blamed Islamic extremists.


1 p. m.

Britain& apos; s home minister tells the country& apos; s terrorism threat level will not be raised because police believe there are no perpetrators still on the loose.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd tells “we don& apos; t believe there are additional elements” at large.

The level was raised to “critical” for several days after the March 22 concert bombing in Manchester, as police raced to track down the attacker& apos; s possible accomplices.

It now stands at “severe, ” meaning an attack is highly likely.

Three men were shot dead by police on Saturday, minutes after a van mowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and multiple people were stabbed around nearby Borough Market. Police say seven people were killed and 48 hospitalized.

Rudd told ITV television that more must be done to fight the “onslaught of jihadi propaganda that is radicalizing people online.”


12: 40 p.m.

Arab Gulf countries and Turkey are condemning the attack in London that left six people dead and more than 40 others injured.

The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait issued separate statements denouncing such attacks and carrying their support for the British government.

The Saudi Embassy in the U.K. called on their citizens in London to exercise caution in crowded areas and follow police instructions.

In Turkey, the ministry of foreign affairs has expressed its “deep sadness.” The ministry says that as “Turkey and the Turkish people, who have been subjected to similar attacks many times, we understand and share the pain of the person or persons of the United Kingdom.”

The ministry underlined Turkey& apos; s readiness to support the U.K. in its fight against extremism


12: 10 p.m.

The attack in London Bridge, a busy region filled with hotels and restaurants, has left many visitors and tourists stranded after police cordoned off a large region near the crime scene. Many expended the night in improvised sleeping spaces, from the floors of hotel bars or restaurants to chairs of conference rooms.

Sue and Jason Dunt and a second couple, Richard and Michelle Orme, were out enjoying a post-matinee dinner on London& apos; s Embankment on Saturday. They tried to make it back to their hotel but were stymied by the police cordon thrown up around the attack site, and eventually received shelter in another hotel& apos; s conference room.

“We were straying the streets until three in the morning, ” told Richard, a 40 -year-old retail worker.

“There were people sleeping in the sofas in the reception and the restaurant. It was really good of them, ” he added.


11: 45 a.m.

Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims of the London attacks during a traditional Sunday blessing following Mass that marked the Pentecost holiday.

Francis invoked prayers that the Holy Spirit “grants peace to the whole world and heal the wounds of war and of terrorism, which also last night, in London, struck innocent victims.”

The pope asked for prayers for the victims and their family members caught up in the attack in London Bridge Saturday, which left seven dead and nearly 50 wounded.

Pentecost concludes the Easter season.


11: 25 a.m.

British media are reporting an armed police operation taking place in east London. Scotland Yard declined to comment about the reports of the raid, or say whether the operation was links between Saturday& apos; s attacks in London Bridge.

Footage from Sky News and social media present a police cordon around an apartment building in Barking, a suburb in east London.

Authorities have said policemen shot dead all three attackers in Saturday night& apos; s assault, which left seven people dead, but that the investigation is continuing.


This version corrects the working day of the two attacks to Saturday.


11: 15 a.m.

Spain& apos; s Foreign Ministry says that one Spaniard is among the dozens wounded in the London attack.

A ministry spokeswoman has told The Associated Press that the Spanish man has been taken to a hospital where he is being treated for meanders was regarded as not serious. The spokesperson spoke anonymously in accordance with ministry policy.

Spain& apos; s King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have carried their condolences for the victims of the attacks.

The Spanish Royal Family wrote on Twitter: “The British people will overcome this barbarism and senselessness. We are unified today in pain and in our tireless defense of freedom.”

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