London attack on Muslim worshippers: What we know


London (AFP) – Ten people were injured and a man also died at the scene after a van drove into a crowd of Muslim worshippers near a mosque in London in the early hours of Monday.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it an “horrific terrorist attack” while Muslim leaders linked the incident to a rise in Islamophobic crime.

Here is what we know:

– What happened? –

Witnesses said a white van struck a crowd of Muslim worshippers who had been attending evening prayers during the holy month of Ramadan and were looking after an elderly man who had collapsed in an unrelated incident.

Police said they were first called shortly after midnight.

Witness Khalid Amin told BBC television that the driver of the van was shouting: “I want to kill all Muslims.”

– Where did it take place? –

The incident happened outside the Muslim Welfare House, 100 metres (yards) around the corner from the Finsbury Park Mosque. The…



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