Van attack in London targeted Muslim worshippers: Reports

Last Updated: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 09:38 hrs
Local people observe prayers at Finsbury Park where a vehicle struck pedestrians in London (AP image)

(Local people observe prayers at Finsbury Park where a vehicle struck pedestrians in London Monday)

London: The van attack at Finsbury Park targeted Muslim worshippers leaving Finsbury Park mosque, according to reports.

While there are no official confirmation of how many people have been injured, the police and the Ambulance Service have said there are a number of casualties.

According to reports, at least ten people were hit outside the mosque with three of them being critically injured.

The London Ambulance Service said in a statement, "We were called at 12.15 a.m. to reports of a road traffic collision at Seven Sisters Road."

"We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist responses teams to the scene. An advance trauma team from London's Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by car," it added.

Meanwhile, Harud Khan, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain, tweeted he was "shocked and outraged to hear a van has intentionally run over worshippers leaving Ramadan night prayers."

The Muslim Council works "to promote consultation, cooperation and coordination on Muslim affairs in the United Kingdom."

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