Around 20 people were injured and four reported dead in London on Wednesday after a car crashed into pedestrians near the British parliament and an assailant stabbed a policeman in what police called a terrorist incident. Four people – including the attacker and the policeman he stabbed – were killed in the attack, they said.
The knifeman was shot by police in the shadow of Big Ben, where he had tried to force his way into a courtyard just outside the Houses of Parliament.
Reuters reporters inside parliament heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards saw two people lying on the ground in a courtyard just outside.
A Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on the bridge. His photographs showed people lying on the ground, some of them bleeding heavily and one under a bus.
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With Inputs from : Reuters, NDTV and AP