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UK – London – London bridge ramming and stabbing
** Police are dealing with a serious incident @ London Bridge
** A van drove into a group of pedestrians
** Up to 20 injured. Some sources say van drove into crowd, followed by a stabbing incident. Unconfirmed
** Armed police on scene
** London Bridge station now closed
** London Ambulances ask to avoid the area
** Aerial view of the scene (via
** Police are not releasing info until they have verified facts
** A BBC journalist who witnesses the incident says 1 man was arrested, with his shirt taken off
** This message is currently being spread on a large scale via
#Telegram, on #IS-linked accounts.
** Trains not stopping at London Bridge, Waterloo East, London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street
** People in bars at London Bridge are summoned to get down – https://twitter.com/footballgossiph/status/871128670332735492
** Armed officers now on scene @ Borough Market too
** Sky news announced their sources tell them it’s an ongoing terrorist attack
** Several media reporting 2 were stabbed in a restaurant @
** Police are currently searching for 3 suspects in relation to the London Bridge incident: BBC
** New incident in
** When responding to
#Borough Market, police opened fire. First reports of London Bridge incident: 10.08 pm local
** Sky news Reports 1 arrest in
#Vauxhall, with police clearing the area.
** BBC: more than 1 fatality @ London Bridge
** 1 being searched – https://twitter.com/RouserNews/status/871140378480717825
** Looks like footage from next to Southwark Cathedral
#Vauxhall Underground station has reopened.
** People are being evacuated from the scenes with their hands on their heads: safety measure
** People are being told to stay indoors and to close windows and doors – https://twitter.com/FashionFrappes/status/871139845359513600
** Facebook safety check activated – https://t.co/OVayN6yzYt
** BBC: White van drove into crowd @
#LondonBridge, 3 people came out of it and ran towards #BoroughMarket. #Afghanistan #Kabul – #Taliban denies it is behind today’s bombings #Syria #Homs – #IS claims having killed 35 Syrian soldiers in 2 separate SVBIED attacks #Jordan – Jordanian forces kill militants at Syrian border #Iraq #Mosul – #IS releases pictures of their ongoing fighting near #Zanjili, west of Mosul. #Iraq #Mosul – Civilians killed while fleeing #IS in Mosul #Tunisia #Kasserine – #IS claims to have assassinated a spy #UK #Manchester – Salman #Abedi ‘made bomb in four days’ after potentially undergoing terror training in Libya #Iraq #Mosul – #IS claims having killed 4 federal police officers by 1 of their snipers #UK #Manchester – Ariana Grande’s music label will donate $ 500,000 to victims of suicide bombing #Iraq #Mosul – 4 booby-trapped vehicles, 3 motorcycles destroyed in Mosul: Police #Belgium – Yassine Atar was probably in charge of the telecommunications for the #ParisAttacks – https://t.co/2iIkKjdooO #UK #Manchester – Manchester Bomber Met With #IS Unit in Libya, Officials Say #Afghanistan #Kabul – Explosions occurred @ burial site of Salim Izadyar, a protester killed in yesterday’s shootings in Kabul #Afghanistan #Kabul – 3 explosions reported at funeral ceremony
** Preliminary toll: 12 killed, 18 injured
** Updated preliminary toll: 20 killed, 87 wounded
#Somalia #Kulbiyow – #KDF camp in comes under #alShabaab attack overnight #Cameroon #Kolofata – Two female child suicide bombers kill nine, injure 30 in northern Cameroon #Singapore – Singapore says terror threat ‘highest in recent years’ ahead of Shangri-La Dialogue #Austria #Graz – 2 couples sentenced to 10 years in jail for participation in a terrorist organization #India #Delhi #Kashmir – #NIA conducts raids over terror funding in Valley #UK #Manchester – Latest update on ongoing investigation. 17 arrested, 11 still in custody. #Belgium – Belgian intelligence is watching 622 FTFs, 80 hate preachers and 20 homegrown terrorists
#Philippines #Manila – Top Philippine lawmaker labels casino attack a terrorist act #India #Anantnag – Gunmen attack Indian army: 2 soldiers killed. #Philippines #Marawi – #IS released pictures (taken about 3 weeks ago) of their members’ training, before going to Marawi.
** Side note: it could be a robbery, but carried out by
#IS. As they stated in #Rumiyah 8:
** Thousands of Marawi City evacuees receive food packs from Lingkod Kapamilya
#Germany #Nürburg – Press conference @ 11am local, on Saturday, by local MoI Rheinland-Pfalz
** Local media report police were questioning 2 employees of a subcontractor who put something in the festival area
** Police do not want to comment on that. They say they handled after they found a very concrete, possible threat
** 1 striking thing is, that there is a lot going on about this on
#IS-linked channels on Telegram. Which obviously doesn’t
** Police continued their search of the festival venue early this morning. Press conference at 11am local.
** German broadcaster ARD says 2 people have been arrested, saying they had staff accreditations for the festival.
** Still according to ARD, 1 of the 2 is a relative of a terror suspect who is already in jail
** Festival to continue as planned
** Yesterday, police in Koblenz found out someone with backstage passes had connections to terror suspects. Their backstage
** passes did not have their real names. Police had to disrupt the festival to be able to search the festival venue
** Police focused on 2 people from Essen and indeed found out 1 of them has relations to a terrorist environment.
** Police investigated their accreditations, as well as the subcontractors, but that took a long time. Their houses were searched. Items were seized, but 3 suspects were released.
** Police have searched the entire festival venue overnight and this morning, but nothing has been found
** Units involved: local police, criminal police, intelligence, Interior Ministry. MoI thanks festival goers for how disciplined they evacuated the festival venue. MoI reconfirms security and safety goes before everything.
** Police received over 1,200 calls of people looking for more info, but MoI confirms the festival is on.
** 86,000 people left the festival venue in just 15 minutes.
#Iran #Shiraz – Explosion @ commercial district: 15 injured. Reason unknown at this point.
** 32 injured at this point. Could be a gas pipe explosion
** 39 injured now in what looks to be a gas pipe explosion
** mean anything, but it’s striking to see it
#Iraq #Mosul – Abu Jihad al-Moslawi, who carried out the suicide attack on federal police members west of Mosul. #Indonesia #KampungCempaka – Police search house suspected as location for #KampungMelayu bomb assembly – #Syria #Raqqa – #IS members allegedly lashed & crucified 3 men, accusing them of breaking their fast during Ramadan. #Philippines #Manila – identified did not belong to the attacker in the end. Police still claim the attack on Resorts World was no terrorism