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Man killed, 8 injured, in ‘potential terrorist attack’ in London

Kevin Bate, director of The London Ambulance Service (LAS) said, without elaborating on the conditions of those injured, that the paramedic services were called at 00.15 hours (local time) to attend a traffic accident on the Seven Sister Boulevard.Eight people were taken to hospital and two more were treated for minor injuries at the scene.”I’ve been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident”.May described the crash early Monday morning as a “terrible incident”.The chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque says the van crash that hit worshippers was a “cowardly attack” and urged Muslims going to mosques to be vigilant. She said the north London community is very diverse, with churches of various faiths within blocks of one another.British police said they responded to a “major incident”, after reports shortly after midnight of a vehicle colliding with pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road, Metropolitan Police said in a statement.London’s transport authority said on Twitter that the Seven Sisters road had been closed due to an “emergency services incident”. “Our prayers are with the victims”, they said on Twitter.The Finsbury Park mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States but was shut down and reorganized.Scotland Yard said that one person had been arrested in the apparent attack.The mosques were busy with people observing the holy month of Ramadan. Access to the scene was cut and cordoned off by the police.London, Jun 19 A van hit pedestrians near a mosque in north London today causing injuries to several people, following which the vehicle’s driver was arrested, police said.”Officers are on scene with other emergency services”. Then on June 3, eight people were killed and 48 were injured when three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before leaping out and launching a stabbing spree in nearby bars and restaurants.In 2015, the mosque was one of around 20 that took part in an open day organised by the MCB to promote better understanding of Islam following Islamist-inspired terrorist attacks in Paris.A witnesses told Sky News that at least ten people were hit by the van. “Our prayers are with the victims”.Video posted online of the aftermath of Monday’s attack showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured.Witnesses have said the vehicle veered off the road into crowds outside Finsbury Park Mosque, but it was unclear if the collision was deliberate, The Independent reports. Vanzella said she went to the window and saw “loads of people gathering” in a corner across the road from her window.