- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Islamic State claimed responsibility Sunday for the deadly terror attack in London, according to multiple reports.

The terror group made the claim through its Amaq News Agency, saying a “detachment of Islamic State fighters” carried out the attack in which three men drove a van over pedestrians on London Bridge and then went on a knifing spree through a nearby neighborhood of restaurants and pubs.

They killed seven people and wounded dozens more before being gunned down by police.

The claim of responsibility was originally reported by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Islamic State or ISIS often takes credit for attacks carried out by anyone it considered to be inspired by the group.

British Prime Minister Teresa May had blamed the attack on the “evil ideology of Islamist extremism” and called for new counter-terrorism efforts in the U.K.

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