23/03/2017 8:11 AM IST | Updated 23/03/2017 8:23 AM IST

No Indian Casualty Reported In London Attack, Says Sushma Swaraj

The terror attack near the UK Parliament killed five and injured 40.

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NEW DELHI -- There is no report of any Indian casualty so far in the terror attack near the UK Parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday night.

India has condemned the attack in London in which five people were killed and more than 40 injured.

London's Metropolitan Police said a man mowed down pedestrians on a bridge and stabbed a police officer with a knife outside the British parliament before being shot dead.

"I am in constant touch with Indian High Commission in London. There is no Indian casualty reported so far.

#LondonAttack @HCI_London (sic)," she wrote on Twitter.

"Indian High Commission is there to help all Indian nationals in London. Please note the Telephone nos: 020 8629 5950 & 020 7632 3035 (sic)," Swaraj wrote.

The minister advised people to avoid going to Parliament Square.

"All are advised strongly to avoid Parliament Square and check Met Police website for further details on the attack.

Stay safe! (sic)," she tweeted.

"India strongly condemns Westminster terrorist incident & condoles loss of life. No place in democracies & civilised societies for terrorism (sic)," Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, Gopal Baglay tweeted.