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    One of the injured in London terrorist attack has died, the police reported.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — One of the people injured in the Wednesday terror act in the British capital died at the hospital, bringing the total death toll up to six, including the attacker, police have announced.

    "Detectives investigating the terrorist attack in #Westminster can confirm that a 75yo man died tonight after his life support was withdrawn," the Metropolitan Police said on its official Twitter page late on Thursday.

    ​Metropolitan Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley told journalists late on Wednesday that five people, including the attacker, died as a result of the terror act. He also said that at least 40 people were injured, including three police officers, two of whom were in serious condition.

    On Wednesday, an attacker, later identified by police as Khalid Masood, 52, hit several people while driving on Westminster Bridge. He then tried to enter the Houses of Parliament, armed with a knife. After stabbing a police officer, who was later confirmed dead at the scene, the attacker was shot.

    Several people were arrested by London police on Thursday in connection with the attack.

    The identified perpetrator, Khalid Masood, was born in Kent and lived in West Midlands, according to Metropolitan Police. He had several convictions for assaults and possession of offensive weapons.

    According to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the threat level in the United Kingdom remains severe. May has urged Europeans and the world community to stay strong and united in the face of terrorism.

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