MEA condemns terrorist attack outside UK Parliament; helpline number active

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New Delhi : Ministry of External Affairs has strongly condemned apparent terrorist attack outside UK Parliament in Westminster.

"India strongly condemns Westminster terrorist incident and condoles loss of life. No place in democracies and civilised societies for terrorism," said MEA.

Indians injured in the incident can contact public response unit of HCI at and helpline number 02086295950.

Two men, including a police officer, were shot at outside Westminster on Wednesday, leading to the lower house of parliament suspending its proceedings, the media reported.

The House of Commons Speaker said that the shutdown will continue till further notice, the Independent reported.

Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs that a "police officer has been stabbed" and the "alleged assailant was shot by armed police" following a "serious" incident within the parliamentary estate.