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Van Hits Worshippers At North London Mosque

19 June 2017

(Victoria Jones/PA via AP).

(Yui Mok/PA via AP). They were called out at 00:20h to Seven Sisters Road, in North London.

The attack comes just two weeks after the terror attack on London Bridge, where jihadis used a hired van to mow people down before stabbing revellers in nearby Borough Market.

At this stage there are no reports of any persons having suffered any knife injuries.

Harun Khan, the Muslim Council of Britain's secretary general, released a statement on the attack, sending his prayers to victims.

Local police officers arrived on the scene, supported by armed police and the Territorial Support Group.

London Fire Brigade have also sent a number of fire engines to the scene.

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"Police say incident has all the "hallmarks" of a terrorist" incident.

Metropolitan police later nixed claims that there were three individuals in the van. People were badly injured.

One man died and 10 others were injured after the attack, which police are treating as terrorism.

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, called the incident a "cowardly attack" on worshippers.

She said: "I will chair an emergency meeting later this morning".

Describing it as a "terrible incident", May said: "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene".

'There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished. Today's incident followed a series of attacks in Britain. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene.

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"So if the victim is Muslim, but the perpetrator is not Muslim, that means it can't be terrorists in the eyes of the mainstream media?" It drove into a crowd of worshippers helping an elderly man who had taken ill. He was then arrested and will be subject to a mental health assessment, police said. His motive is not yet clear but anti-Muslim terrorism is suspected. "No one! No one!"

A van struck several worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park mosque early Monday morning after Ramadan prayers. The Scotland Yard proclaimed that the alleged terrorist driver had been arrested.

The mosque, which today operates largely as a community center, rose to global notoriety in the early 2000s, due to its links with Egyptian-born radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.

"During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship".

CNN talked with an eyewitness who said it did not appear to be an accident because the van apparently accelerated. "Everybody was shouting: "A van's hit people, a van's hit people", she said.

The statement said no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police.

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Van Hits Worshippers At North London Mosque