Defense

DHS: London, Paris attacks 'reprehensible'

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has been briefed on the latest terrorist attacks in London and Paris and is monitoring the situation, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday.

"DHS stands with our European allies in fighting back against all forms of terrorism, and we will continue to work together to keep our communities safe against violent extremists who target any of our people," the statement said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected by these violent and reprehensible attacks."

The statement comes just hours after a car intentionally crashed into a police van on Paris' Champs-Elysees and less than a day after a vehicle struck several pedestrians outside of a north London mosque.

The attacks follow a series of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Europe within the last year.

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