London terror attack: PM Narendra Modi expresses shock, condemns it

Earlier in May, PM Modi had dialled his British counterpart Theresa May to offer his condolences after the Manchester attack that killed 22 people.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 4, 2017 10:25 am
london attack, narendra modi, london bridge attack, theresa may PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his condolences. (Source: Reuters/File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned the “shocking” attack in London which left at least six dead. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister wrote, “Attacks in London are shocking and anguishing. We condemn them. My thoughts are with families of the deceased and prayers with the injured.” Metropolitan Police shot dead three attackers after they mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at the Borough Market.

Following the attack, British PM Theresa May has called an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday that will be attended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. In a statement released on Facebook, Khan said he would be a part of the meeting and condemned the London attacks in the strongest of terms.

According to reports, three armed men rammed a van on the London Bridge knocking off several pedestrians. The van then proceeded towards the nearby Borough area. Jumping out of the van, the armed attackers then stabbed civilians. Police said they were treating the attack as a terror incident and added that the attackers were wearing hoax explosive vests. This is the third terror attack in UK since March.

Earlier in May, PM Modi had dialled his British counterpart Theresa May to offer his condolences after the Manchester attack that killed 22 people. “They agreed the UK and India would continue to cooperate closely on counter-terrorism, including aviation security and countering online radicalisation,” Downing Street had said in a statement.

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    SP
    Jun 4, 2017 at 2:29 pm
    Salvation for humanity now lies in Buddhism - the most peaceful and harmonious faith , a peaceful proselytizing faith too - the only one.United nations should come out and discuss the measures to adopt.
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      Debu
      Jun 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm
      He was utterly at peace and joy in 2002 when Hindu terrorists ran amok right under his nose
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        Shapur Pardiwala
        Jun 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm
        Modi Trump and Putin should unite against radical Islamic terrorism. If the trio combine, Kashmir and Arunachal issue will be history.
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          MyTake
          Jun 4, 2017 at 11:52 am
          Isn't better to round up all the suspects and put them in jail unless they can prove they are not guilty? It's a war and it has to be acknowledged! What you do in a war?
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            chakm
            Jun 4, 2017 at 11:33 am
            The w world will condemn, hold silent vigils, lays wreaths, light candles and swear to show solidarity, but will this stop the radicalized psychopaths from doing what they are indoctrinated to do? Better stop all this eye-wash and diplomacy if the core nucleus of the problem cannot be dealt due to blatant and hypocritical support of political correctness.
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              mtv
              Jun 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm
              Cannot agree more unless Muslims themselves come up with a solution on how to recognize and isolate the bad elements among them.
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              Cow.u.r.i.n.e.brigade
              Jun 4, 2017 at 11:10 am
              Why Modi? At least keep your mouth shut. Otherwise the entire world will remind you the ultimate state terrorism you and your RSS terrorists unleashed on people in 2002! Only an absolute i d i o t will open his mouth to expose himself!
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                Ram
                Jun 4, 2017 at 11:24 am
                You rogue,
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