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India condemns UK terror attack

New Delhi: India tonight condemned the terror strike in Westminster near the UK Parliament, saying there is no place for terrorism in democracies and civilised societies.

“India strongly condemns Westminster terrorist incident & condoles loss of life. No place in democracies & civilised societies for terrorism (sic),” Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, Gopal Baglay tweeted.

A British police officer was today stabbed and his attacker shot dead near the British Parliament complex, in what Scotland Yard are describing as a “terrorist incident”.

In a related incident, a woman was killed when a speeding grey Hyundai i40 mowed down several pedestrians on Westminster Bridge nearby before ramming into the iron railings on the side of the Palace of Westminster – which houses the House of Commons and Lords as well as the iconic Big Ben.

Indian High Commission in the UK said: “Any Indians injured during the Westminster incident may reach Public Response Unit of HCI ASAP: [email protected]; 02086295950.

—PTI