- Daily Express/Channel 4 News
Chilling footage of the knife-wielding assailants stalking the streets of Borough Market on Saturday night has been published by The Daily Express and Channel 4 News.
The amateur video shows the attackers calmly walking past the Market Porter pub on their stabbing spree, according to The Express.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. It was like a scene from a western,” a witness told the newspaper. “They were walking around like outlaws heading for a showdown at the OK Corral.”
Moments later, the newspaper said, the attackers were shot dead yards away by police near the Wheatsheaf pub. Police fired an “unprecedented” 50 rounds to halt the suspects in their tracks.
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Before they were stopped, the three men killed seven people when they used a hire van to drive into pedestrians on London Bridge and knifed people eating and drinking in Borough Market. Another 48 were injured, 21 of whom are in a critical condition.
Police know the identities of the three men who carried out the terrorist attacks. They said their names would be released “as soon as operationally possible.”
ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh) claimed responsibility for the attacks on Sunday. According to a statement posted to its “Amaq” propaganda outlet, ISIS said a “detachment” of its fighters had carried out the attacks.