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UAE condemns terror attack in London

UAE condemns terror attack in London

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Aug 2018, 04:24 pm

Dubai, Aug 15 (IBNS): The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday condemned the terror attack that took place in London's Westminster on Tuesday.

Several pedestrians were injured after a car crashed into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament at high speed, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement that the UAE "strongly condemns this terrorist act," reiterating its firm position and vehement denunciation of all forms of terrorism, extremism and intolerance.

It called on the international community to join forces to eliminate this dangerous malice, to dry up sources of terrorist funding and to confront countries and organisations supporting terrorism.

The ministry said it wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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At least three people were injured as a car crashed outside the House of Parliament here on Tuesday, the police said.

Police said one person has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences.

The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command is investigating an incident in Westminster this morning during which a number of people were injured.

"At 07:37hrs on Tuesday 14 August, a silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians, before crashing into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament," the police said in a statement.

The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s, was arrested at the scene by armed officers. He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in police custody.

"He was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences," the police said in a statement.

Reacting to the incident, London Mayor Sadiq Khan had tweeted: "A man has been arrested after a car was driven into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. Police have confirmed that the incident is being treated as a terrorist act. All Londoners, like me, utterly condemn all acts of terrorism on our city."

UAE condemns terror attack in London

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