London Attacks: 12 Arrested, Islamic State Claims Responsibility

Officers conduct armed raids on two east London homes

Last Updated: June 4, 2017 @ 6:18 PM

ISIS has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s terror attack on London Bridge.

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, the Islamic State’s official Amaq News Agency posted a message on Telegram on Sunday claiming that the incident that killed seven people was carried out by ISIS fighters, ABC News reported.

“Security source to ‘Amaq Agency: A detachment of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday,” the message read.

Earlier in the day, police in the U.K. arrested 12 suspects in response to the attack, which claimed at least seven lives and injured more than 40 others on Saturday night.

Armed officers targeted two homes in east London on Sunday in search of associates of the three men who carried out the attack, the Guardian reported.

The three perpetrators were shot and killed by police within eight minutes of the attack, the third deadly terror incident to strike the U.K. in the last three months.

Three men had used a white van to strike pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacked passers-by with knives at shops and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, according to the BBC. 

A member of the public who was accidentally shot in gunfire remains in hospital in non-critical condition.