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London Bridge attack kills seven

Another attack has struck the UK, this time hitting London Bridge and the nearby Borough Market area.

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At least seven people were killed in a car and stabbing attack in the London Bridge area in the heart of the British capital. 

A van rammed into pedestrians on the bridge and at least three attackers went on a stabbing spree in the nearby Borough Market area before being shot dead by police.

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The suspects were wearing what appeared to be fake suicide vests, police said. 

One of the men suspected of being involved in the attack was shown in a photograph lying on the ground with canisters strapped to his body after he was shot by the police.

The attack came days ahead of a June 8 general election, almost two weeks after 22 people were killed in a bombing at a concert in Manchester.

In March, another attacker drove his car into pedestrians near Westminster, killing four civilians and one police officer before being killed himself.

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Source: Al Jazeera News

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