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At least 1 dead, 10 injured in potential terrorist attack outside London mosque

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At least 1 dead, 10 injured in potential terrorist attack outside London mosqueAt least 1 dead, 10 injured in potential terrorist attack outside London mosque

News24xx.com -At least one person has died and ten were injured when a vehicle collided with pedestrians gathered outside a London mosque after prayers. Prime Minister Theresa May called it a potential terrorist attack and said: "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.”


The Metropolitan Police called it as major incident and said an investigation was being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command. Eyewitnesses said there were a total of three attackers, one of whom was apprehended while two more fled the scene.


Two people were treated at the scene and eight were transferred to three London hospitals, according to London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations, Kevin Bate. The incident happened in Finsbury Park in the north of London, in Seven Sisters Road, according to officials.

 

The Muslim Council of Britain called the incident a terror attack and the most violent manifestation of Islamophobia. Eyewitnesses said people were gathered outside the mosque after prayers to tending to an old man who was having a heart attack when the van drove into them.

"There were men, old men and women, but no children. Anywhere from five to 11 people were mowed down" the witnesses said.

 

Khan called it a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.


"While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect," Khan said in a statement.


A man identified as Jermain Jackman told thAT the sidewalks were packed with people walking home when the incident occurred.

"It was a van that mounted the pavement as men and women were leaving the mosque to go home to their families and friends and their loved ones," Jackson said.

 

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