Police Confirm One Dead In London Attack

Claudine Rigal
Juin 19, 2017

One man has died and at least 10 were injured, two "very seriously", after a auto was driven into Muslim worshippers in north London, in an attack police are treating as a terrorist incident.

Police said that one man had been arrested at the scene and that no further suspects had been identified.

Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the auto has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. And in the days before the June 8 election, several people died and dozens were injured when three men went on a stabbing spree in central London. Eight of the injured were taken to hospitals and the rest were treated at the scene.

"He turned left into the alleyway, and he just drove at people", eyewitness Abdiqadir Warra told AFP. They have since changed the headline, but their original take on the incident came in for a lot of criticism. In March, a man drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer to death before being shot dead. "Due to the nature of this incident extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan".

Islington's Seven Sisters Road, where the attack took place, is home to at least four mosques, and would have likely been filled with worshipers leaving late-night taraweeh prayers and heading back toward the Finsbury Park Underground Station. We do not know how many were injured or killed, but our prayers are with the victims and families.

London is on edge after eight people were killed in a van and knife attack on London Bridge and the Borough Market area earlier this month.

The chairman of the mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, described the incident as a "cowardly attack" and said there were many injuries.

The Finsbury Park Mosque was once considered as the hub for the Radicalization in the United Kingdom.

The Metropolitan Police said they had been called to an incident involving a vehicle and pedestrians.

There is a rise in the number of terror attacks all over the world, and even as security agencies introduce rigorous checks and countermeasures, those who carry out the attacks resort to new methods.

Witnesses said they saw the van plow into people who had attended evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House, The Telegraph reported. "My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this bad event". The group's secretary general, Harun Khan, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts suggest "the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia".

On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester, northwest England.

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