Two reportedly killed in London ‘terror’ attack

Two people were reportedly killed and a suspect shot dead following a terrorist stabbing attack near London Bridge on Friday, British police and the media said.

The BBC cited a government source as saying that two members of the public had died following the attack.

The source gave no further information, the broadcaster said, while the police did not immediately confirm the deaths or give the number of casualties.

The attack was “declared as a terrorist incident” but police were keeping an open mind on the possible motive, Neil Basu, head of Britain’s counter-terrorism policing, told reporters earlier.

The male suspect, who was shot dead on London Bridge, was wearing a “hoax explosive device,” Basu said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Basu had briefed him on the attack…

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