Death toll of London terror attack rises to five, 40 injured; 7 held

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The death toll in London terror attack on March 23 has increased to five. Forty others have been injured in a ghastly Islamic-terrorist attack a person mowed down civilians, attacked a police officer and tried to enter British Parliament in London a day earlier.

Three pedestrians were killed on-the-spot when the attacker tried to mow down civilians with his car. The ‘terrorist’ was known to the police and especially to the policeman who has been stabbed by the former.

Though UK Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the police officer, he “died at the scene”.

When the ‘terrorist’ failed to enter Parliament, he tried to enter the House from the main entrance and was shot by the security personnel who warned him not to enter.

The British police said the attacker had acted alone and was ‘inspired by international terrorism.’ They raided six places and arrested seven persons in in connection with terror attack on London on March 22.

The Parliament session was immediately suspended following fears of further attacks. British PM Theresa May, who was pronounced safe by the spokesperson of 10, Downing Street, was seen rushing into a car as the attacker neared Parliament.

May, who is monitoring the situation, condemned the attack as a “sick and depraved terrorist attack”. She urged the people to remain on the alert and said additional cops were being deployed across the city.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his shock and sadness and said that India was with Britain in this tragic hour even as leaders across the world expressed solidarity with Britain. President Pranab Mukherjee also conveyed his grief to May.