Modi condemns London attack

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over Wednesday's terror attack outside the Parliament in central London which claimed the lives of five people.

"Deeply saddened by the terror attack in London. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," Modi said in a tweet.

"At this difficult moment, India stands with the UK in the fight against terrorism," he added, addressing British Prime Minister Theresa May.

On Wednesday, an attacker drove his vehicle and mowed down pedestrians on the iconic Westminster Bridge and another knifed a policeman on the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters that about 40 people were injured in the attack.

The victims comprised an attacker, a police officer and three civilians.

--IANS

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