Senin , 19 June 2017, 14:36 WIB

Counter-terrorism police looking into London mosque incident

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that her thoughts were with all those injured after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that her thoughts were with all those injured after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON - British counter-terrorism police have joined regular police officers looking into an incident at a north London mosque, the Guardian newspaper reported on Monday.

Several people were injured in Finsbury Park on Monday after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque, witnesses said, in what British police described as a "major incident".

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that her thoughts were with all those injured after a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque.

"This is a terrible incident," May said in an emailed statement.

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

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he was "totally shocked" by an incident in North London which has left several people injured after witnesses said a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque.

"I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight," Corbyn posted on Twitter.

"My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event."

At least ten people were hit by a van outside a mosque in north London, witnesses told Sky news.
Police said several people were injured in north London early on Monday after reports that a vehicle rammed into pedestrians.

The incident followed a series of attacks in Britain.

Eight people were killed and 50 injured on June 3 when three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars.

On March 22, a man drove a rented car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead. His attack killed five people.

On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

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