Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque; Prime minister calls it a ‘sickening’ terrorist attack

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The Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, Britain. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons/Salim Fadhley
LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) – A van plowed into worshippers near a London mosque in the early hours of Monday, injuring 10 people, two of them seriously, in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was a “sickening” terrorist attack on Muslims. The vehicle swerved into a group of mainly North and West African people shortly after midnight as they left prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, one of the biggest in Britain. The driver, a 47-year-old white man, was grabbed at the scene by locals and pinned down until police arrived. [More]