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HomeNewsUK NewsLondon Bridge terror attackLondon Bridge terrorists shot dead in hail of 50 bullets as first victim identified and ISIS claims responsibilityPolice have made 12 arrests in connection with the attacks which injured 48 people, and 21 are in a critical conditionGet daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailIslamic state have claimed responsibility for the London Bridge terrorist attack that killed seven and the first victim has been identified.A statement posted on the terror group’s media page Amaq said: “A detachment of Islamic State fighters executed yesterday’s London attack.”Canadian Chrissy Archibald from Castlegar, British Colombia, is among the seven people killed in the atrocity last night, a family spokesperson confirmed.In a statement her family said: “We grieve the loss of our beautiful, loving daughter and sister.”She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected.”She lived this belief working in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fianc”She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death. Please honor her by making your community a better place. Volunteer your time and labor or donate to a homeless shelter. Tell them Chrissy sent you.”The attack has left 21 people in a critical condition after the three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing bystanders on Saturday night.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said armed officers fired an unprecedented number of rounds to make sure they had “neutralised the attackers”,
who initially appeared to be suicide bombers.Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, Mr Rowley said: “The van mounted the pavement and collided with pedestrians before being abandoned where attackers were armed with knives, continued into the Borough Market area, stabbing numerous people.(Image: Rex Features)”The attackers were then confronted by the firearms officers and I can confirm eight police firearms officers discharged their weapons.”While this will be subject to an investigation by the IPCC, our initial assessment is in the region of 50 rounds, 50 bullets were fired by those eight officers. The three attackers were shot dead.”The situation these officers were confronted with was critical a matter of life and death three armed men wearing what appeared to be suicide belts.A little girl is comforted in the wake of the attackThree men launched the frenzied and murderous rampage around Borough Market in central London as revellers were out enjoying their evening.NHS England confirmed this afternoon that 21 of the people injured in the terror attack are in a critical condition.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that a Canadian national was killed in the attack.In a statement Mr Trudeau said: “Canada strongly condemns the senseless attack that took place last night in London, United Kingdom, which killed and injured many innocent people.