UK: One dies, several hurt as van mows down worshipers near Finsbury Park Mosque

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UK: One dies, several hurt as van mows down worshipers near Finsbury Park Mosque

India Blooms News Service | 19 Jun 2017

London, Jun 19 (IBNS): At least one person died and 10 others have reportedly sustained injuries after a van ran over worshipers near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, reports said.

The Incident, which has been dubbed as a 'terrible incident' by British Prime Minister Theresa May, took place on Sunday at 0020 hours.

May said, "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene."

Meanwhile, the Muslim Council of Britain slammed the incident as a "violent manifestation of Islamophbia", while urging authorities to beef up security near mosques.

Following the attack, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn took to Twitter to express his views.

"I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight,' his tweet read.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said that they have deployed extra forces in order to tackle the situation.

"Due to the nature of this incident extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan,' the statement read.

This is the third such incident in the UK in a space of months.

At least 29 people have died in previous attacks at the Manchester Arena and the Borough Market and London Bridge attack.

A staggering number of attacks have taken place across the globe this year during month of Ramadan, most of which have been linked to several Islamist terror organisations.
 

UK: One dies, several hurt as van mows down worshipers near Finsbury Park Mosque

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