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UK finance minister says shocked by attack outside parliament
March 22, 2017 / 6:02 PM / 8 months ago

UK finance minister says shocked by attack outside parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond said he was shocked by an attack outside parliament in London on Wednesday that left at least two dead, the first such reaction from a senior government official.

Armed police respond outside Parliament during an incident on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

“Shocked by the attack around Parliament. Thoughts with the victims of this horrific attack,” Hammond said on Twitter.

An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain’s parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police described as a “terrorist incident”.

Reporting by UK bureau, writing by Andy Bruce; editing by Costas Pitas

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