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At least 7 feared dead in London attacks with 20 taken to hospitals

Police officers cross Southwark Bridge after an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain June 4, 2017.
Neil Hall | Reuters
Police officers cross Southwark Bridge after an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain June 4, 2017.

At least seven people are feared dead in a series of presumed terror incidents in the British capital centered on London Bridge where a white van careened into pedestrians and injured scores into early Sunday morning in the UK.

Reuters, citing the Sun newspaper, said as many as seven people were feared dead from the London Bridge attack and two alleged attackers were shot by armed police in what appeared to be a connected incident in nearby Borough Market. The newspaper said five people were in the van that drove into pedestrians, wielded knives, and then targeted people in pubs and restaurants in Borough Market.

The police have yet to confirm the number of casualties in the attack.

Separately, London's ambulance service said it had taken at least 20 people to the hospital and treated others on the scene after an attack at the London Bridge area.

"We have taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge," the London Ambulance Service's assistant director of operations, Peter Rhodes, said in a statement. "We have also treated a number of people at the scene for less serious injuries."

Separately, London police are unsure if all the militants involved in a deadly attack have been
accounted for, Reuters said, citing Sky News.

A police spokesman declined to comment to Reuters about the report.