Finsbury Park Attack 1 killed, 10 others injured as vehicle hits pedestrians

the UK’s Counter Terrorism Command is said to be investigating the attack, which occurred just after midnight on Monday.

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Police at the scene of the incident in Finsbury Park play

Police at the scene of the incident in Finsbury Park

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Fresh reports say one person has been confirmed dead in the Seven Sisters Road attack in Finsbury Park.

According to a report by Al Jazeera, one person was killed while 10 others have been confirmed injured after a vehicle ran over pedestrians close to two mosques.

The UK police has reportedly confirmed the number of deaths and injured victims in the attack allegedly masterminded by a man who had been arrested shortly after the incident.

It was further reported that the driver of the van that ran over the pedestrians is a 48-year-old man who was detained by bystanders and later arrested by police after the incident.

However, the UK’s Counter Terrorism Command is said to be investigating the attack, which occurred just after midnight on Monday.

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Witnesses said the van veered off the road into worshippers leaving Ramadan prayers on Seven Sisters Road, running over several people before coming to a halt.

Already the Muslim Council In Britain has described the incident as unfortunate and tragic while the Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, has reacted to the incident.

Kozbar reportedly said this was "a serious incident, maybe a terrorist incident, which affects a lot of people" in this part of London.

"We are in the last 10 days of Ramadan and a lot of people come to the mosque to pray the late prayer," he told Al Jazeera.

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