3 dead and 40 injured in UK Parliament attack

At least three people were killed and 40 were injured in what is being treated as a terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, on Wednesday.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May stressed that any attempt to defeat the values of liberty, democracy, and freedom of speech through violence and terror is doomed to failure.

Leaders from around the world have issued condemnations of the attack and messages of support for the UK. European Council President Donald Tusk said his thoughts are with the victims of the Westminster attack, adding that Europe stands firm with the UK against terror. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany stands firmly and resolutely alongside Britons in the struggle against all forms of terrorism. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it is a reminder of the security risks that Australia is facing. Italy's top security and intelligence officials will huddle in Rome for "an evaluation of the terrorist threat" after the attacks in London. Security, especially on Parliament Hill, has also been bolstered in Canada.

Source: VOV5