Several injured after vehicle rams people leaving London mosque

Several people were seriously injured after a vehicle collided with pedestrians overnight in north London, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

The Sun Newspaper said two worshipers were feared dead after a van rammed people near a mosque in north London and some have been injured in what mosque chairman Mohammed Kozbar described as a “terrorist attack”. A man leaped out of the van with a knife outside a Muslim center and one person was stabbed.

Emergency services are seen near Finsbury Park as British police say there are casualties after reports of a vehicle colliding with pedestrians in North London, Britain on June 19, 2017. /Reuters Photo

“This is a terrible incident,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said in an e-mail statement.

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

Armed police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain. /VCG Photo

The Muslim Council of Britain said the vehicle hit people as they were leaving Finsbury Park mosque, Reuters news agency reported.

British Counter-Terrorism officers have joined regular police to help investigate, the Guardian said.

The Met said officers were called shortly after midnight on Monday following “reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians” in the Finsbury Park area.

Earlier this month, eight people were killed and 48 injured when three attackers drove a van into people on London Bridge and then went on a stabbing rampage. This followed an attack in March, when a van drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing five and injuring some 50.

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