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1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which speaks out against extremism, said: “I utterly condemn the senseless and evil van attack against Muslim worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London”.But police said no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police at this early stage of this investigation.Officers were called at 12.20am on Monday to the incident, the Metropolitan police said.Talking to IANS, London Ambulance Service deputy director of operations Kevin Bate said: “We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advance paramedics and specialist responses teams to the scene”. Police said they had closed the adjacent roadway in both directions and were dealing with “a major incident”.Harum Khan, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “My prayers are with the victims and their families”. This happens during Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and engage in intense prayer and feast at sundown.One man could been seen giving CPR to a victim in the street while another man’s head injury was treated with a makeshift dressing. Police are now seeking to determine whether the incident was a deliberate attack.”The guy, he came out and said “You deserve, I did my bit, you deserve it” and he was shouting and screaming abusive language – what for?””Tomorrow I don’t want to see, “Oh he’s got mental issues”.Abdikadar Warfa said: “I saw a man underneath the van”. The statement from her office said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency services who responded to the scene.The van struck a crowd of worshippers leaving a mosque early Monday morning, killing one person and injuring several others.”There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seems to have hit people who were coming out of the mosque after prayers”.Home Secretary Amber Rudd was asked if authorities initially treated it more like a vehicle crash than immediately assuming something more evil.The mosque near Seven Sisters was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists.”He tried to kill a lot of people so obviously it’s a terrorist attack”.The Evening Standard newspaper said that the “rented” van swerved onto the pavement on Seven Sisters Road shortly after midnight.British Prime Minister Theresa May said an emergency response meeting will be held today, according to the Telegraph.Calling on police to promptly establish the motive of the attacker or attackers, Kozbar said the perpetrator “indiscriminately attacked the people”, noting that not all of them might turn out to be Muslims. His attack killed five people.Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has urged people to “remain calm and vigilant”.Manchester was also hit by a severe attack when a bomber killed more than 20 people at an Ariana Grande concert.