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Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament

- Virgin Islands' students in London said to be safe
A suspect is put on a stretcher after being shot by police officers. Photo: AP
The area around the British Parliament was evacuated. Photo: BBC News
The area around the British Parliament was evacuated. Photo: BBC News
LONDON, United Kingdom- In what is being treated as a terror attack, at least two people were killed and a police officer was stabbed near the British Houses of Parliament in London today, March 22, 2017.

The woman was among several pedestrians struck by a car on Westminster Bridge, before it crashed into railings.

An officer was stabbed in the Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police.

According to the BBC, police said there were "a number of casualties" and a "full counter-terrorism inquiry" was under way.

One woman died and at least 10 others were wounded when a grey Hyundai i40 mowed down several people on the Westminster Bridge before crashing into the gates outside Parliament, according to The Telegraph.

The attacker, whom several witnesses described as being a middle-aged man, then reportedly ran through the gates and attacked police officers with an “eight inch” knife before being shot. Sources told The Independent the assailant is “Asian.”

The French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said French school pupils were among the injured and offered "solidarity with our British friends, and full support" for the wounded students and their families.

Prime Minister Theresa M. May is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee later.

There are also British diplomats working in the British Overseas Territories, including in the Virgin Islands where Governnor John S. Duncan OBE represents the Queen, however, it is not clear whether the diplomats have been put on safety alert.

Meanwhile, according to information obtained by our newsroom most of the Virgin Islands students studying in London are safe and accounted for.

27 Responses to “Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament”

  • his fault (22/03/2017, 14:16) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    Let us blame trump
  • wize up (22/03/2017, 14:17) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    want to run here!!!
    • @ wize up (22/03/2017, 23:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I can sympathize with the Brits. Of course no one should die from walking on the sidewalk.
  • Nonfugire (22/03/2017, 14:23) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    These things are so unfortunate to occur around the world when members of parliament talking piss. People could get angry mehson. It's probably a race card or violation why this angry Chinese causing chaos at the UK Parliament.
    • FFT (22/03/2017, 19:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Nonfugire; Just to let you know that Asian doesn't necessarily means he's Chinese
    • Fake News (23/03/2017, 20:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      the media is not telling the truth that guy wasn't asian
  • Me (22/03/2017, 14:25) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    wowwwww!!!
  • overseas (22/03/2017, 14:28) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    this is sick
    • west (22/03/2017, 23:12) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      This is a tragedy for Britain and the world. Please don't make it worse by tweeting about it, Donald Trump.
  • hihi (22/03/2017, 14:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh my
    • Trump (22/03/2017, 23:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Our prayers are with the injured and their families. We must stand with the people of Britain and our other allies, and do a better job of understanding the world situations. Demonizing an entire religion will not make us safer. Hiding in fear and building walls only makes us more, not less, vulnerable.
  • leonidas (22/03/2017, 14:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is madness
    • Reply (22/03/2017, 23:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      My heart goes out to the families and friends in the UK--such a tragedy.
  • SMH (22/03/2017, 15:04) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    pray for the victims
  • Like (22/03/2017, 15:07) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    WOW!
  • YOU (22/03/2017, 16:02) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    have to love VINO, bringing the news as it unfold from everywhere. Keep up the good work vino. Keep lighting up the dark.
  • PHD (22/03/2017, 19:04) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
    BrexTHAT. I'm sorry for the suffering but they provoked it just like trump is
    • Guest (22/03/2017, 20:31) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      Actually this kind of confirms Brexit
    • SanDomingo (24/03/2017, 12:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Like Trump provoked 9/11 and every other terrorist attack since 1990, right? Many of 'them" want to kill or convert all Christians no matter what Trump, Bush, or anyone else does. You can go ahead and lay down and expose you neck if you want to, maybe that will make them peaceful people and just maybe they will just cut off your head anyway.
  • Please clarify... (22/03/2017, 20:21) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    "Meanwhile, according to information obtained by our newsroom MOST of the Virgin Islands students studying in London are safe and accounted for."
    Exactly how many are NOT safe and/ or accounted for?
  • qc (22/03/2017, 23:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    My sympathies with the families of the deceased and injured. May they recover soon completely,
  • SMH (22/03/2017, 23:20) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I've been to Westminster Bridge and will return again one day. If the attacker's aim was to terrorize both Londoners and visitors like me, he failed miserably, and so will anyone else who tries to copy him.
  • Judy (22/03/2017, 23:26) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Prayers for the deceased and injured, who only wanted to go about their business on an ordinary Wednesday.


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