(Updates to add New Zealand victim and third Australian,
foreign minister quotes, details)
SYDNEY, June 4 Two Australians and a New
Zealander were wounded in a deadly attack by militants in London
on Saturday, and a third Australian was also affected,
authorities and media in both countries said.
At least seven people were killed after attackers rammed a
van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed revellers in
nearby bars, the third militant attack in the country in as many
Islamic State claimed responsibility, the group's agency,
Amaq, said on Sunday.
An Australian woman is recovering in hospital and another
man received stitches and is returning to Australia, Foreign
Minister Julie Bishop told Australian Broadcasting Corporation
radio on Monday.
"We're still making enquiries in respect to the
circumstances of the third Australian," she said.
The New Zealand High Commission in London is providing
assistance to Oliver Dowling, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Trade told Reuters in an emailed statement. Dowling
was stabbed in the face, neck and stomach in the attack, New
Zealand newspapers reported, citing Facebook posts from
Australian media named two of the wounded victims as Candice
Hedge and Andrew Morrison, and Sky News broadcast footage of
Morrison holding a bloodied bandage to his neck.
"All of a sudden a guy comes up with a knife, I ducked it,
but he got me," he said in the footage.
"I push him off, blood's going everywhere, I walk into a
pub and I'm like: 'Someone help me, I've just been stabbed.'"
Police shot dead the attackers. At least 48 people were
injured in the attacks, including French and Canadian nationals.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain had to be
tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism, declaring: "It is
time to say enough is enough".
"The British prime minister is expressing the views and the
opinions of the British people. They have been subjected to a
number of brutal attacks," Bishop told ABC.
Less than two weeks ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 children
and adults at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in
Manchester in northern England, an attack Bishop described as
"particularly horrible savagery".
(Reporting by Harry Pearl and Tom Westbrook in Sydney and Ana
Nicolaci da Costa in Wellington; Editing by Kim Coghill and