Mar 22, 2017

2 killed in London 'terror' attack (Pics)

A police officer and a woman have been killed near Parliament in central London in what Scotland Yard are treating as a terrorist incident.

The woman was among several pedestrians struck by a car on Westminster bridge, before it crashed into railings.

An officer was stabbed in the Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police.

Police said there were "a number of casualties" and a "full counter-terrorism inquiry" was under way.

Writing on Twitter, BBC home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani said it is understood from multiple sources that two people were in the vehicle on the bridge.

Prime Minister Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee later.

Met Police Commander BJ Harrington said he was unable to confirm details of casualties.

Speaking outside Scotland Yard, he urged the public to stay away from the area around Westminster to allow emergency services access.

(Story and pics : BBC News)


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