Police in London are investigating yet another terror attack in the city, after a van plowed into a group of people near a mosque—leaving one person dead and ten others injured. The police have detained a 48-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. The suspect was heard to shout: “I want to kill all Muslims,” as he tried to escape.
The attack happened near the Finsbury Park Mosque in the early hours of Monday morning. A group of Muslims were tending to a man who had collapsed on the street. As they were administering aid, a van mounted the pavement and drove into the crowd. The man who was being looked after subsequently died, but it is unclear whether his death was a result of the attack.
Islamophobic assaults have increased in the wake of recent London terror attacks, with figures released June 7 showing a 40 percent increase in hate crimes directed against Muslims compared to 2016 averages.
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