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5 Killed, 40 Injured In London Terror Attack

At least 5 people were killed, including the attacker and a police officer, and 40 were wounded in an attack in London on Wednesday.

The driver of a large vehicle mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, which leads to Parliament, around 2:40 p.m. After the crash, he left the vehicle and approached Parliament, where he fatally stabbed a police officer. The police then fatally shot him.

The Parliament was locked down and a search was conducted for any other assailants in the area. The police said they believed there was only 1 attacker.

3 people who were run over on the bridge died, and the Port of London Authority said another woman was pulled from the River Thames with severe injuries

Keith Palmer, the 48-year-old police officer who was killed had 15 years of service and was a member of the parliamentary and diplomatic protection division of the Metropolitan Police.

Others injured on the bridge included 3 police officers and several French high school students.

The identity and motives of the attacker, although Scotland Yard officials said they believed they knew who he was.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. The “working assumption” of the police is that the attacker was inspired by “international terrorism,” according to Mark Rowley, the acting deputy commissioner and national lead for counterterrorism with the Metropolitan Police.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent out a message of hope to Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, and the people of the United Kingdom.

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Culled From: Nytimes

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