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London Attack Live Updates: 5 Killed, Nearly 40 Injured In 'Terrorist' Attack

London Attack Live Updates: 5 Killed, Nearly 40 Injured In 'Terrorist' Attack

London Terror Attack: Within a few hours, there were signs that normalcy was returning.

Five people, including a policeman, were killed on Wednesday close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. The dead included the attacker, while the other two victims were among the pedestrians hit by the car as it tore along Westminster Bridge, which is right next to parliament. 

Indian-origin lawmaker Keith Vaz was among those inside the building along with 400-odd members. "We are all locked in the chamber in the House of Commons, there are 400-odd MPs here and we cannot leave," Mr Vaz told NDTV. Mr Vaz, 59, said members heard gunshots. "We have been told that the attacker was shot. An air ambulance has arrived and everything is in a lockdown situation. This is all very alarming. We do not know what is happening."

The attacks come a day after UK, following the US, banned passengers traveling from airports in several middle-eastern airports from bringing laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices on board with them when they fly.

Here are latest updates on attack near UK Parliament:

Mar 23, 2017 09:35 (IST)
President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi Express Sadness Over London Attack

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sadness over the terror attack on the UK Parliament on Wednesday, where five people - including the perpetrator - were killed and dozens were severely injured.
Mar 23, 2017 08:40 (IST)
President Pranab Mukherjee condemns the Parliament attack in London

Mar 23, 2017 08:35 (IST)
Britons Are Denouncing Donald Trump Jr's Attack On London's Mayor Sadiq Khan

The US president's oldest child took aim at Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, who was quoted last year by the Independent, a London newspaper, saying terrorism preparedness had to become part of the fabric of major cities.
Mar 23, 2017 08:25 (IST)
In The London Attack, One MP Tried Desperately To Save A Police Officer

In pictures passed around social media, Ellwood can be seen talking to police officers, hands and face still bloody
Mar 23, 2017 08:21 (IST)
World Leaders Unite In Solidarity With UK Parliament Attack

World leaders unanimously condemned the attack in the heart of London by a man who was shot dead by armed police, with many saying they stand with Britain.

Mar 23, 2017 07:49 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi expresses condolences for attack near UK Parliament

Mar 23, 2017 07:05 (IST)
European Commission President said the attack left him "highly emotional".

In Brussels to commemorate the one-year anniversary of attacks on the main airport and a metro station, Juncker said "the fact that exactly on the same day something similar happened in London, and to London, is really putting me in the situation of someone who does not have...enough words to express how I am deeply feeling."

Mar 23, 2017 07:03 (IST)
"I Turned Around To Find A Man Lying In A Pool Of Blood," Says Witness on Westminster Bridge

"I heard a thud, turned round and there was a man lying about 10 yards away from me," Reuters photographer Toby Melville recalls, describing the moment a man fell from London's Westminster Bridge to the pavement below

Mar 23, 2017 05:14 (IST)

Mar 23, 2017 05:14 (IST)
UK police suspect 'Islamist-related terrorism' behind attack

"Islamist-related terrorism is our assumption," top counter terrorism officer Mark Rowley told journalists. The male assailant was shot dead after mowing down pedestrians and stabbing a policeman.

Mar 23, 2017 04:20 (IST)
Mark Rowley, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, says nearly 40 injured

Mar 23, 2017 04:14 (IST)
Another civilian dies, say Police. Number of dead now 5

Mar 23, 2017 03:14 (IST)
Extra Police Officers To Man London Streets Today

Mar 23, 2017 02:47 (IST)
Canada tightens security after London attack

Canada has tightened security, especially on Parliament Hill, after the deadly attack outside parliament in London, an official said.
Mar 23, 2017 02:39 (IST)
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that "UK won't change terror threat level after attack."

Mar 23, 2017 02:18 (IST)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned attack near British Parliament

Merkel said Germany stood by Britain "firmly and resolutely".

"Although the background to these acts are not yet clear, I reaffirm that Germany and its citizens stand firmly and resolutely alongside Britons in the struggle against all forms of terrorism," Merkel said in a statement.

"In these grave moments, we Germans feel very close to the British people," President Frank-Walter Steinmeier added.

Mar 23, 2017 01:47 (IST)
Mar 23, 2017 01:03 (IST)
Mar 23, 2017 01:00 (IST)
British PM Theresa May issues statement on attack on parliament
Theresa May's thoughts are with those killed and injured in an attack close to parliament and the British prime minister is being kept updated with developments, her office said on Wednesday.
Mar 23, 2017 00:29 (IST)
Mar 23, 2017 00:27 (IST)
Armed police respond outside Parliament
Mar 23, 2017 00:05 (IST)
Mar 23, 2017 00:00 (IST)
Mar 23, 2017 00:00 (IST)
Security tightened at UK sites in New York after Westminster attack
New York police ramped up security at British sites across the city, reports news agency Reuters. 

Heavily armed officers and explosives-detecting dogs were deployed to locations including the British Consulate and the British Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan, senior New York Police Department officials said at a news conference.
Mar 22, 2017 23:58 (IST)
Security tightened at UK sites in New York after Westminster attack
Mar 22, 2017 23:51 (IST)
Police, who initially believed that there were two attackers, now confirm that there is just one attacker. 

Mar 22, 2017 23:46 (IST)
4 dead, 20 injured in attack near parliament, say police
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.
Mar 22, 2017 23:44 (IST)
India condemned the terror strike in Westminster near the UK Parliament, saying there is no place for terrorism in democracies and civilised societies.

Mar 22, 2017 23:18 (IST)
Police officer killed in UK parliament attack: BBC
Mar 22, 2017 23:12 (IST)
Mar 22, 2017 23:11 (IST)
Police still seeking one assailant in London attack: British media
Police are still searching for one of the two people believed to have launched Wednesday's attack outside the British parliament building, Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
Mar 22, 2017 23:08 (IST)
Mar 22, 2017 23:07 (IST)
A forensics investigator works at the scene after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London
Mar 22, 2017 23:03 (IST)
Woman Pulled Alive From River Thames After London Attack
A woman has been pulled from the River Thames alive after Wednesday's attack on a bridge near Britain's parliament in Westminster, the Port of London Authority (PLA) said, adding that she was being treated for serious injuries.
Mar 22, 2017 23:01 (IST)
MPs locked inside parliament have been allowed to leave
MPs who were locked inside parliament after the parliament attack have been allowed to leave. According to reports there were 400 lawmakers inside the parliament when the incident took place. 

Mar 22, 2017 22:55 (IST)
Mar 22, 2017 22:54 (IST)
Mar 22, 2017 22:50 (IST)
Theresa May to convene emergency security committee after Westminster incident
British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of the government's emergency security committee, reports news agency Reuters.

The Westminster incident has been described as a "terrorist incident" by the police.

"There is a COBR meeting taking place today," a spokesman at the office of the British Prime Minister said on Wednesday.
Mar 22, 2017 22:48 (IST)
Members of the emergency services take an injured person away on a stretcher
Mar 22, 2017 22:39 (IST)
Mar 22, 2017 22:38 (IST)
Britain is on its second-highest alert level
Mar 22, 2017 22:34 (IST)
U.S. says closely monitoring 'concerning situation' in London
US President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House he had been briefed on events in London but gave no details
Mar 22, 2017 22:33 (IST)
The incident took place on the first anniversary of attacks by Islamist militants that killed 32 people in Brussels.
Mar 22, 2017 22:21 (IST)
Mar 22, 2017 22:20 (IST)
Emergency services respond after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London
Mar 22, 2017 22:13 (IST)
Mar 22, 2017 22:12 (IST)
'We Are Locked In House Of Commons': Keith Vaz To NDTV After Attacks
"We are all locked in the chamber in the House of Commons, there are 400-odd MPs here and we cannot leave," Mr Vaz told NDTV.
Mar 22, 2017 22:05 (IST)
Aerial images of the incident showed a large number of police cars and ambulances.
Mar 22, 2017 22:04 (IST)
UK Parliament Incident: Woman Dead, Others Treated For 'Catastrophic Injuries'
One woman has died and other people are being treated for "catastrophic" injuries after an attack near parliament on Wednesday, British news agency Press Association reported, citing a junior doctor at a central London hospital.
Mar 22, 2017 22:03 (IST)
Scottish parliament suspends debate on independence referendum after Westminster attack
Mar 22, 2017 22:03 (IST)
Armed police respond outside Parliament during an incident on Westminster Bridge in London
Mar 22, 2017 22:02 (IST)
Mar 22, 2017 22:01 (IST)
"Officers - including firearms officers - remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise," London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
Mar 22, 2017 22:00 (IST)
A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident