At least six people were killed and several left injured after a terrorist attack in central London in which three attackers have been shot dead by police. According to media reports, the police and ambulances were alerted at 8:08 pm (BST) to reports that a van had hit people on London bridge.

Later, the armed officers went to the nearby Borough Market after reports of stabbings in the area surfaced, Notably, the entire area is known for its restaurants and bars. London Ambulance Service said at least 20 people have been taken to hospital.

A number of people were treated at the scene for less serious injuries.

The Metropolitan Police tweeted: “At 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents.”

Prime Minister Theresa May described the incidents as “dreadful events” and will chair a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee later.

“This was an horrific attack in the heart of our capital city, targeted at people enjoying their evening with friends and family. My thoughts are with the victims and all those affected by this incident,” said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, following the London bridge attack.

After the attacks, the Twitterati kept its calm and stood united for the terror attack victims and advised people not to promote hate at at time when people were still in shock!

Here’s how the Twitter reacted:

The attacks came just over two months after the car-and-knife attack at British Parliament and less than two weeks after the suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people.

Following the attacks, transportation officials said the busy London Bridge station has been closed at the request of police; two additional stations also were closed.