German Vice Chancellor Angela Merkel with UK Prime Minister Theresa May/Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with UK Prime Minister Theresa May/Photo: AFP

By Andah John with agency report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country is “resolutely at Britain’s side” after Saturday night’s attack in London that left seven people dead and many injured.

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“Today we are united across borders in horror and mourning, but also in determination,” Merkel said in a statement.

“For Germany, I reiterate that in the fight against all forms of terrorism, we are resolutely at Britain’s side.”

Reports say three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van before being shot dead by armed police.

The attack is the third to hit Britain since March and comes less than a fortnight after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, in northwest England.

“At this time, I am thinking of our British friends and everyone in London with solidarity and compassion,” Merkel said.