London Under Attack
LONDON --- Terror has struck the heart of Central London as many fled from Piccadilly Circus this afternoon. At around 4 pm, three gunmen opened fire on unsuspecting tourists and Londoners. Panic ensued as one of the gunmen, identified as Kaasian refugee Marcus Jones, took hostages in a nearby Boots. The standoff was short as authorities quickly swooped in to solve the situation, only to see the Boots explode and become engulfed in flames, killing all of the hostages and the gunman inside. The other two gunmen were killed in exchanges with the Metropolitan Police. During all of this, a van went on a rampage down Oxford Street, only being stopped when the van crashed into a fixture. The capital was brought to a standstill as streets were shut down and motorways advising against travelling into London.
The Prime Minister and the Government are still acting with MI5 and MI6 to mitigate terrorist threats in the United Kingdom. She laid out the case for Britain to continue to be strong in the face of terrorism in a speech outside of Downing Street late in the evening.
"The United Kingdom is strong because of its resilient people, and our beliefs in our freedoms. These cowardly attacks cannot take away the strength of the British people or its allies in its pursuit of its missions and defends its interests. To our Kaasian friends who have called the United Kingdom home...we understand that not all of you are of the same twisted ideology that has guided these terrorists. We welcome you to our country and the Government will continue to accept and vet refugees from Dromund Kaas," Theresa May said on the steps of Downing Street.
The toll has risen to 100 people killed from the attack in such a densely populated area, and about 200 injured across London's hospitals. 5 of the people killed were of Derectan heritage, 2 from Angleter, and 1 from Miraco.