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    Several People Injured in Stabbing on Shopping Street in The Hague

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    Several people have been wounded in a stabbing on a shopping street in The Hague on Friday, media reported, citing Dutch police.

    The police said on its official Twitter account that three people had been wounded.

    “Three people were injured in a knife attack on Grote Marktstraat,” the police said

    Emergency services were at the scene, the city's police said in the statement, according to Reuters. The police are looking for a North African man, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands said that Dutch police were searching for a black-clad man between the ages of 40 and 50 in connection with the attack in The Hague.

    Dutch national broadcaster NOS said a knife attack in The Hague did not appear to be a terrorist attack.

    A motive for the attack has not been established, but police are considering all possibilities, Dutch media said.

    Later, the three minors who were injured as a result of a knife attack have been released from the hospital, local police said.

    "All three victims of the stabbing at #GroteMarktstraat #TheHague were released from the hospital," the police Tweeted.

    Earlier on Friday, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said in a statement that an attacker stabbed several people on London Bridge in the UK capital. The UK's top counter-terrorism officer said that British police shot a man dead on London Bridge in a terrorism incident, adding that the suspect was wearing a hoax explosive vest.

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