Parliament terror attack – Four dead and others ‘catastrophically’ injured after 4×4 mows down a dozen people on Westminster Bridge
UPDATE: British Officials have not yet released the identity of the attacker suspected of killing at least three people and injuring many more in a terrorist incident outside of the UK parliament on Wednesday. However, media reports have emerged which cite the attacker as Abu Izzadeen, a spokesman for the Islamic extremist organization Al Ghurabaa. According to Israel’s Channel 1, Abu Izzadeen attempted to join ISIS in Syria. Sky News reported Wednesday evening that the attacker was shot and killed by police, though they did not name Izzadeen as the suspect.
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ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWS:
A man wielding an ‘eight inch’ knife has been shot outside Parliament after charging the gates and stabbing a police officer – with cops declaring a ‘terror attack’ in the capital.
Up to a dozen innocent pedestrians were mowed down on Westminster Bridge by grey 4×4 which then crashed into the gates outside Parliament.
Dramatic pictures show bodies littering Westminster bridge and the vicinity outside Parliament. Two people have been seen lying within Old Palace Yard, immediately outside Westminster Hall. Earlier reports suggested sounds of an explosion were heard but this has not been confirmed.
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Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs: “What I am able to say to the House is there has been a serious incident within the estate.
“It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police.
“An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties.
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“There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it’d be wrong of me to go into further details until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on.” source