UK: Old Muezzin at Mosque attacked with knife, suspect arrested
Police in Britain has arrested a suspected attacker with a knife at the mosque's Muezzin.
According to the foreign news agency AFP, the police in connection with the incident at a mosque in central London said that the suspect's move was murder.
"The 70-year-old man was found injured, but his life was not in danger," a police statement said.
The photos shared on social media from inside the mosque in Regent's Park show that a white man has a handgun and two policemen are standing by.
Marsh Habib, a Twitter user, shared a photo and said the mosque's Muezzin was struck in the neck.
A London ambulance service said the injured man was taken to a trauma centre.
According to a report on the news website NewState, 167 mosques were targeted across the UK from 2013 to 2017, however, no specific measures were taken for the security of mosques.
According to the report, 43 mosques were targeted across the UK in 2013, 21 mosques in 2014, 24 mosques in 2015, 46 in 2016, 34 mosques in 2017 and attacks on mosques continued in 2018 and 2019.
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