Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns attack on London Bridge

A tourist boat travels along the River Thames under London Bridge in London. (Reuters)

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned in the strongest terms the “cowardly attack carried out on London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market on Saturday”, which resulted in the killing of at least seven lives and left dozens of others injured.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen expressed his “shock and sadness over the heinous act that runs contrary to the sanctity of human lives and humanity”.

The Secretary General also offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the government and the people of United Kingdom on their tragic loss of lives, and wished early recovery to the injured people.

He further reiterated the principled position of the OIC against all forms and manifestations of terrorism.

Seven victims were killed and three attackers were shot dead by armed British police after a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and reports of multiple stabbings in the nearby Borough Market area on Saturday night.

London's ambulance service said it had taken more than 48 people to hospitals across the British capital.

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