Srinagar: An assailant fatally stabbed a police officer at the gates to Britain’s Parliament compound late last evening after plowing a vehicle through terrified pedestrians along a landmark bridge. The attacker was shot and killed by police, but not before claiming a total of four lives in what appeared to be Europe’s latest high-profile terror attack, reports said.
In a late night statement, the London Metropolitan police said that they believed they knew who the attacker was, but did not provide a name. They also said that their “working assumption” is that he was “inspired by international terrorism.”
As per reports the man traced a deadly path across the Westminster Bridge, running down people with an SUV, then ramming the vehicle into the fence encircling Parliament. At least 40 people were reported injured.
Finally, the attacker charged with a knife at officers stationed at the iron gates leading to the Parliament grounds, reports said.
The dead and injured were left scattered on some of London’s most famous streets, reports said.