Assailant shot, at least 12 injured at UK parliament

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  • Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

Injured people are assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London. - Reuters

LONDON: An assailant was shot outside the British parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said on Wednesday after loud bangs were heard and a Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen injured people on a nearby bridge.

A parliamentary official earlier said two people had been shot outside parliament and the building was in lockdown. The House of Commons session was suspended and members of parliament who were in the chamber were told to remain there.

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