1 dead, 8 injured in 'potential terrorist attack' near London mosque

Here's what we know so far about an incident in which a van drove into pedestrians near Finsbury Park Mosque, north London, in the early hours of Monday morning, injuring several people.

There are "a number of casualties being worked on at the scene" in London after a vehicle hit multiple pedestrians, authorities report.

Khan confirmed that one person was dead after the attack, eight were being treated in the hospital for their injuries, and two people were treated at the scene.

The victims are believed to be Muslims who had been breaking fast at a cafe next to the mosque following late-night prayers observed during Ramadan.

Harun Khan, the head of the MCB, tweeted that the van had "intentionally" run over people leaving night prayers held during the holy month of Ramadan.

Finsbury Park mosque was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has entirely changed in recent years under new management. At least eight people were injured.

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Commuters have been told to avoid Finsbury Park station as police investigate a suspected terror attack at a nearby mosque.

Mr Kacimi said the Muslim Welfare House had met with police, the council and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is MP for Islington North, in the wake of the incident.

British Prime Minister Theresa May decried the "terrible incident", saying in a statement that her "thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene".

The largest mosque in the area is Finsbury Park Mosque, an unassuming five-story redbrick building near the station, which opened in 1994.

The council clarified that the incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House, 300 meters away from the mosque.

Vanzella lives near Seven Sisters Road and was at home, preparing to go to sleep when she heard a commotion outside her flat. The investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command, police said.

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London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque early Monday. "Right after the [police] vehicle stopped, a lot of people started pushing this man [the alleged suspect] to the police, as if signalling to arrest him", she stated.

He was taken to a hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody once discharged, police said.

Britain's terrorist alert level is now at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely.

Al-Masri, who was the mosque's imam from 1997 to 2003, was later extradited to the United States, where he was convicted of supporting al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, and sentenced to life in prison in 2015.

On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

On March 22, a man drove a auto into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead killing five people.

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