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London: Woman killed, officer stabbed, many injured as terrorist strikes







A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in
central London in what the police are treating as a
terrorist incident.
A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby
Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot
by police.


The attacker struck several pedestrians as he drove
a car across the bridge, before crashing it into
railings, BBC is reporting.
A doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital said a number of
other people were hurt – some with “catastrophic”
injuries.


Junior doctor Colleen Anderson from St Thomas’
said she also treated a police officer in his 30s
with a head injury, who had been taken to King’s
College Hospital.


She said the woman had died at the scene.
“There were people across the bridge. There were
some with minor injuries, some catastrophic,” she
added.
“Some had injuries they could walk away from or
who have life-changing injuries. There were maybe
a dozen [injured].”


Met Police Commander BJ Harrington said he was
unable to confirm details of casualties.
Speaking outside Scotland Yard he said there was
a “full counter-terrorism inquiry” under way.
He urged the public to stay away from the area
around Westminster to allow emergency services
access.

MPs said they had heard three or four gunshots
and staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside
their offices.


Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs the
“alleged assailant was shot by armed police”.
A Downing Street source said Prime Minister
Theresa May was safe.


The prime minister was seen being ushered into a
silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang
out at Parliament during the incident.

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