UK: The driver of the van that plowed into worshippers leaving a mosque in London was ranting and raving about wanting to take lives screaming, “I’m going to kill all Muslims,” a witness says. all victims were Muslims, said British police.
This heinous act of terrorism will be thoroughly investigated and security will be tightened around London, mainly near mosques, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a statement.
“London is a city of many faiths and many nationalities. An attack on one community is an attack on all of us,” she added.
On her part, British Home Department Secretary Amber Rudd said London is dealing with the incident as a terrorist attack and will exert further efforts to protect mosques.
Isis has claimed responsibility for the London terror attack, in a statement on the group’s propaganda outlet said a detachment of its fighters had carried out the atrocity, in which seven people were killed and 48 were wounded.
#UK Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old suicide bomber who carried out the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night, was radicalised during trips to Syria and was known to British intelligence services. He left the UK for a period of time, reportedly to Libya, but returned just days before the attack.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday night that the government had raised its terrorism threat level to critical the highest level meaning that another attack may be imminent even as the country mourned the victims of the Manchester bombing.
#London : 7 people have been arrested after overnight raids on 6 homes over an attack outside the British parliament in London yesterday, according to UK police, 5 people including the attacker were killed , some 40 people were wounded in the attack, 29 of whom were being treated in hospital and 7 were still in critical condition.