Incident Summary:

06/03/2017: Three assailants driving a van ran over pedestrians along the London Bridge in London, England, United Kingdom. The assailants, wearing fake suicide vests, then crashed the van on Borough High Street. After exiting the vehicle, the assailants ran towards the nearby Borough Market, stabbing civilians in pubs and restaurants along the way. All three assailants were shot and killed by security forces on Stoney Street. In addition, eight civilians were killed and 48 civilians were injured in the attack. The assailants were identified as Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks; however, the connection between the group and the assailants could not be confirmed.

GTD ID:
201706030010

When:
2017-06-03

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

England

City:
London

Location Details:
The incident occurred on London Bridge.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Multinational
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Borough Market
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
Multiple 12-inch Ceramic knives, a Renault van, and fake suicide belts were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information "The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for a missile with ""love from Manchester"" written on it that was used in Syria. Among the victims killed were French citizens Sebastien Belanger, Alexandre Pigeard, and Xavier Thomas; Spanish citizen Ignacio Echeverria; Australian citizens Sara Zelenak and Kristy Boden; Canadian citizen Christine Archibald; and English citizen James McMullan. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here."
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 48 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 48
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"London attack: Men 'wanted to use 7.5 tonne lorry'," BBC, June 9, 2017."
"London attack: Who were the attackers?," BBC, June 28, 2017."
"London Bridge: more arrests as police tell how terrorists wanted to use truck," The Guardian, June 10, 2017."