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Kiwi stabbed in London terror attacks

Kiwi stabbed in London terror attacks
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A Christchurch man has suffered multiple stab wounds in the London terror attacks.

Former Christ’s College pupil Oliver Dowling, 32, received multiple stab wounds to the face, neck and stomach but has since recovered after a four-hour long surgery, according to his sister Freddy.

Nine people, including three terrorists, are dead and 48 people injured after two separate terrorist attacks at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market.

The terrorists were shot dead while the injured have been taken to six hospitals across the city.

It was not clear who might be responsible for the attack.

Islamic State earlier on Saturday sent out a call on instant messaging service Telegram urging its followers to launch attacks with trucks, knives and guns against “Crusaders” during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The attack came less than two weeks after a suicide bomber Salman Abedi blew himself up at a concert in Manchester on May 22, killing at least 22.

Britain raised its terror threat to the highest level of “critical” and deployed troops on the streets on May 23, a day after the Manchester suicide attack. The critical level means another attack could be imminent. It was reduced to “severe”, which means an attack is highly likely, on May 27.

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