It seems that once again a European capital has fallen victim to Islamist terror. This is the assumption being taken by British officials. The news so far is calling this a lone attack, and the casualties are high for such an attack.
The scariest part is the fact of where the attack occurred. The attack happened directly outside of the Parliament building.
The Fox reports
Four people, including a London police officer who was stabbed and the alleged assailant, were killed after a terror attack that saw more than 20 people injured outside the Parliament building on Wednesday.
Acting Deputy Commisssioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley told reporters they believe there was only one attacker. Among the injured were three police officers.
A full counter-terrorism investigation is underway.
What is known is that there seemed to me one person seeking to inflict maximum damage. But there may have been more to the attack than just citizens. It seems that the attacker wanted to enter Parliament.
Police said a vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, leaving more than a dozen with injuries described as catastrophic.
Rowley said the car then crashed near to Parliament, and at least one man – armed with a knife – continued the attack and tried to enter Parliament.
The knife-weilding attacker stabbed a police officer and was shot on the grounds outside Britain’s Parliament, sending the compound into lockdown.
Will this bring more attacks? Is the beginning of more and deadlier attacks against the English people? We can only guess.
With this scene of horror, once again we are reminded that we are living in a day of clashing worldviews. And the collision can bring horrible results.
Our prayers are with the families of the victim.