Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

Postado Junho 20, 2017

"We should make clear that if this attack is confirmed as a deliberate terrorist attack then this should be classed as an act of terrorism".

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will chair an emergency session of the security Cabinet later Monday after a van crash in London that is being investigating as possible terrorism.

"All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene", she said.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid spoke briefly to concerned residents before being led through the police cordon as he visited the scene.

When he got arrested, he was taunting, saying, "I'd do it again, I'd do it again".

The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned what is widely being described as a terror attack that has taken place at Finsbury Park in London.

Police said they were called just after 12:20 a.m.to reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, which runs through the Finsbury Park area of the city. A man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, has been arrested, they said.

Mr Abdullah added: I've seen about six or seven people on the floor.

Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi said he was among a group of people helping an elderly worshipper who had fallen down, perhaps because of the heat, when the van swerved towards them.

The London Ambulance Service was responding to the incident.

According to BBc, the van struck people after mounting the pavement just after midnight BST outside Muslim Welfare House, near Finsbury Park Mosque.

Travellers who did with to use the station were being told to use the Station Place entrance, and not the Seven Sisters Road entrance, which was closed.

The group's general secretary, Harun Khan, said that eyewitnesses saw the van driver hit a number of Muslims. Eight of the injured were taken to hospitals and the rest were treated at the scene.

Britain's terrorist alert is set at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely, Sky News reported.

Two people are feared dead after around 10 people were hit as they left mosque following the breaking of Ramadan fast.

One witness told CNN it was clear that the attacker at Finsbury Park had deliberately targeted Muslims. It said its prayers are with the victims. One person has been arrested.

"They were very nervous, shouting very loud, trying desperately to make some signs to a police auto that was. just passing the road", she told CNN.