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In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London

Three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing seven people in a "terror attack" in a popular night-life hub in London before armed police shot all three dead.

In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Members of the emergency services attend to persons injured in an apparent terror attack on London Bridge in central London. Armed police fired shots after reports of stabbings and a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday in an incident reminiscent of a terror attack in March just days ahead of a general election. (DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Police officers and emergency response vehicles are seen on the street outside Borough Market, the morning after a terror attack on London Bridge and the Borough area in London. Six people have been reportedly killed and three terror suspects shot dead by police following the attack on the evening. (CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Debris is strewn outside a cafe near London Bridge in London, England. Police responded to what they are calling terrorist attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market where at least 20 people were injured and one person was killed. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Members of the public are led away from the scene near London Bridge after a suspected terrorist attack in London, England. Police responded to what they are calling terrorist attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market where at least 20 people were injured and one person was killed. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Members of the public, wrapped in emergency blankets leave the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London. Armed police opened fire during what they described as a 'terrorist' attack in central London Saturday after reports of stabbings and a van ploughing into pedestrians just days ahead of a general election. (CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Medics make their way up the escalator by The Shard at London Bridge in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
A photograph taken on a mobile phone shows British police cars blocking the entrance to London Bridge, in central London, following an incident on the bridge. Police are dealing with a 'major incident' on London Bridge, Transport for London said on Saturday, after witnesses reported seeing a van mounting the pavement and hitting pedestrians. (DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Women stand at a police cordon set up in London following a terrorist attack on London Bridge and Borough Market. Armed police opened fire during what they described as a 'terrorist' attack in central London Saturday after reports of stabbings and a van ploughing into pedestrians just days ahead of a general election. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Police and members of the emergency services attend to victims of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London. Armed police opened fire during what they described as a 'terrorist' attack in central London Saturday after reports of stabbings and a van ploughing into pedestrians just days ahead of a general election. (DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Police escort a member of public as they clear the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London. Armed police opened fire during what they described as a 'terrorist' attack in central London Saturday after reports of stabbings and a van ploughing into pedestrians just days ahead of a general election. (DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Buses queued up at London Bridge in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Seven civilians killed in a terror attack in central London
Counter-terrorism special forces assemble near the scene of a suspected terrorist attack near London Bridge on June 4, 2017 in London, England. Police responded to what they are calling terrorist attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market where at least 20 people were injured and one person was killed. (Getty Images)