London police: Vehicle struck number of pedestrians outside mosque
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A number of people are injured and one person has been arrested after a van struck a number of pedestrians outside a mosque in London just after midnight, the BBC and other outlets reported Sunday. 

The incident took place in the Finsbury Park neighborhood in the north of London on Seven Sisters Road. 

The official Twitter account of the Muslim Council tweeted out a confirmation that the van struck worshippers as they left the mosque.

“BREAKING: We have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque. Our prayers are with the victims,” the tweet read.


Harud Khan, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, also tweeted that he was "shocked and outraged to hear a van has intentionally run over worshippers leaving Ramadan night prayers."



“There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene,” a Metropolitan Police notice read.

The incident occurred during the final week of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. 

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen said the mosque in Finsbury Park is known as a place where Islamist militants used to gather.

The London Ambulance Service said it had sent an advance trauma team to the scene. 

"Our priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries and ensure those in most need are treated first and taken to hospital," it said in a statement.


Earlier this month, terrorists stabbed a police officer and revelers at the Borough Market, after mowing down pedestrians with a car on the London Bridge.