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    Published On : Mon, Jun 19th, 2017
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    1 dead in mosque van attack in UK, Muslim worshippers targetted

    London: A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van struck a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque, reports the BBC.

    A 48-year-old man was arrested following the collision near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road.

    News agency reports that the van attack at Finsbury Park targetted Muslim worshippers leaving Finsbury Park mosque, according to reports.

    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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