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    UK Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace made a statement conserning the recent attack near Finsbury Park mosque in London.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The perpetrator of the attack near Finsbury Park mosque in London was not known to the country’s authorities "in the space of extremism," UK Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace said Monday.

    Earlier in the day, the Metropolitan Police said they were called due to reports of a van collision involving pedestrians near a mosque in Seven Sisters Road, located near the Finsbury Park station. At least one person was killed and 10 more were injured, with eight of them hospitalized in the ramming incident. All of the victims were described as Muslim.

    "This man was not known to the authorities in the space of extremism or far right extremism. He clearly took advantage of a simple weapon, a vehicle, to make an attack on people going about their business," Wallace told the Sky News television channel.

    A set of deadly terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom hit London in March and in June, and the city of Manchester was targeted in May. In late May, media reported that UK intelligence services had spotted some 23,000 individuals with extremist views considered to pose a potential terrorist threat.

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