ISIS claims responsibility for London attacks

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The Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the Saturday night attacks in London that left seven people dead and 48 wounded.

The official ISIS news agency posted a message Sunday claiming that a "detachment of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday," the SITE Intelligence Group reports, including running into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing people at Borough Market.

Police shot and killed the three suspects, and later arrested 12 people in East London connected to one of the suspects, a man who wore a fake bomb vest. Investigators said they do not see any links so far between what happened in London and the suicide bombing in Manchester two weeks ago that killed more than 20 people.

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