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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Three dead, twenty injured in London attack : police

Wednesday's terrorist act near Westminster Palace took away the lives of three people and left no less than twenty other wounded, Mark Rowley, the Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police Service told a news briefing near Scotland Yard headquarters.


He said the terrorist act took place when a car driving by Westminster Bridge wedged into pedestrians on the sidewalk, including three police officers. Then the car rammed into a building near the Houses of Parliament. After that one man as a minimum armed with a dagger continues attacking the passers-by and tried to break into the Westminster Palace.


  • The total number of lethal casualties from the incident is four, inclusive of the attacker who was shot and killed by a policeman.


British parliament has suspended all the sessions in the wake of an incident outside the Westminster Palace, a TASS correspondent said in an eyewitness report from inside the building.

One could read on all the TV screens inside the palace that all the sessions were suspended until further notice. At the time of reporting, the compound was in full lockdown.

House of Commons leader David Lidington told fellow-deputies reports from police were indicative of the importance of staying inside the building.
  [tass.com]
22/3/17

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