One dead, 10 injured in London mosque incident

One dead, 10 injured in London mosque incident

One dead, 10 injured in London mosque incident

The van hit people who had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, one of the biggest in Britain.

She added: "This was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives this time British Muslims as they left a Mosque having broken their fast and prayed together at this sacred time of year".

A man who wanted to be identified as Abdulrahman, which is not his real name, said he helped detain the suspect and added: "When he went into the [police] van he made gestures, he was laughing".

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Monday to fight extremism in all its forms after a white driver ploughed his van into a crowd of Muslims near a mosque.

"Communities absolutely do defeat terrorism: if you see or hear something that could be terrorist related, act on your instincts and call the police on 101 or, in emergency 999, or in confidence on 0800 789 321".

Transport for London tweeted that Seven Sisters Road was closed northbound at Hornsey Road and southbound at Rock Street.

In March, a man plowed a rented SUV into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people before stabbing a police officer to death outside Parliament.

Police have not yet determined whether the fatality was a result of the van attack.

Labour's shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, whose Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency lies close to the scene, called for police to review security at mosques.

Although there was no direct threat against the Muslim community in East Hertfordshire the police are taking precautions to ensure they stay safe.

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She says the USA commends the first responders and the bystanders for their courage in apprehending the attacker until police arrived.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: The Mayor of London described the incident as a "horrific terrorist attack".

The attack occurred outside the Muslim Welfare House, a small mosque with about 200 congregants.

Police said eight people had been taken to three separate hospitals and two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Kacimi said when he did so, the 48-year-old driver said to him: "I've done my bit".

He said, "When things were getting very heated, and we can understand why, Imam Mohammed did a really good job in calming things down and making sure that justice can be done as it should be done via due process, rather than anyone taking the law into their own hands".

- The head of Tell MAMA, an anti-Islamophobia group, says anti-Muslim hate crime in the United Kingdom has increased noticeably after the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London. Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police.

Residents near Cardiff said they were "shocked" after seeing photographs of their neighbour arrested in London.

Police faced criticism that they did not publicly declare the Finsbury Park attack as terrorism until well into Monday morning.

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