In pictures: London terror attack

Published: March 23, 2017
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Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack”.

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The dead included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed, while the other three victims were among the pedestrians hit by the car as it tore along Westminster Bridge before crashing into railings just outside parliament.

Here are some scenes from the Westminster terror attack as it unfolded.

A woman assists an injured person after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman assists an injured person after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London. PHOTO: REUTERS

A forensics investigator works at the scene. PHOTO: REUTERS

A forensics investigator works at the scene. PHOTO: REUTERS

People leave after being evacuated from the Houses of Parliament in central London. PHOTO: REUTERS

People leave after being evacuated from the Houses of Parliament in central London. PHOTO: REUTERS

An air ambulance flies above Portcullis House, next to the Houses of Parliament in central London. PHOTO: AFP

An air ambulance flies above Portcullis House, next to the Houses of Parliament in central London. PHOTO: AFP

A Police boat passes the London Eye as it patrols along the River Thames, near to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London. PHOTO: AFP

A Police boat passes the London Eye as it patrols along the River Thames, near to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London. PHOTO: AFP

Television journalists stand on the bank of the River Thames as they broadcast opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London. PHOTO: AFP

Television journalists stand on the bank of the River Thames as they broadcast opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London. PHOTO: AFP

Paramedics load a victim into the back of an ambulance. PHOTO: AFP

Paramedics load a victim into the back of an ambulance. PHOTO: AFP

The Great Clock of the Elizabeth Tower, better known as "Big Ben", is pictured at dusk in central London in the aftermath of a terror incident at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: AFP

The Great Clock of the Elizabeth Tower, better known as “Big Ben”, is pictured at dusk in central London in the aftermath of a terror incident at the Houses of Parliament. PHOTO: AFP

British police officers work on Westminster Bridge, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London in the aftermath of a terror incident. PHOTO: AFP

British police officers work on Westminster Bridge, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London in the aftermath of a terror incident. PHOTO: AFP

A forensics investigator works at the scene after the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

A forensics investigator works at the scene after the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

A forensics investigator works at the scene after the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

A forensics investigator works at the scene after the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

Paramedics treat an inured person after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Paramedics treat an inured person after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Armed police respond outside Parliament during the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Armed police respond outside Parliament during the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Emergency services respond after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Emergency services respond after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Police tapes off Parliament Square after reports of loud bangs, in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

Police tapes off Parliament Square after reports of loud bangs, in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

An injured man is assisted on the footpath under Westminster Bridge after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

An injured man is assisted on the footpath under Westminster Bridge after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

The sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London. PHOTO: REUTERS

The sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London. PHOTO: REUTERS

Injured people are assisted after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Injured people are assisted after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Police officers stand by as people are escorted off the pods of the London Eye after it was stopped following the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

Police officers stand by as people are escorted off the pods of the London Eye after it was stopped following the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

Injured people are assisted after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

Injured people are assisted after the incident. PHOTO: REUTERS

The building of the city hall in Tel Aviv's Rabin square in Israel is illuminated in solidarity with Britain for the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

The building of the city hall in Tel Aviv’s Rabin square in Israel is illuminated in solidarity with Britain for the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement at Downing street in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement at Downing street in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Houses of Parliament are seen after dark following the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Houses of Parliament are seen after dark following the attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

Flowers are laid at the scene after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

Flowers are laid at the scene after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

A general view of The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London. PHOTO: REUTERS

A general view of The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London. PHOTO: REUTERS

People leave flowers at the scene after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

People leave flowers at the scene after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain. PHOTO: REUTERS

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