Five people were reported dead in the attack, including the police officer and the assailant, and at least 40 were injured. Tobias Ellwood, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister, had administered CPR to the officer as he lay on the sidewalk, but it was ultimately not enough.
LONDON - A lone assailant struck at the heart of London on Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians with a car and then fatally stabbing a police officer outside Britain's Houses of Parliament in an apparent terrorist attack that took place on the anniversary of twin bombings in Brussels.
A sharp increase last year in migrant deaths shows the increasing danger of journeys undertaken by those fleeing poverty and violence around the world. The International Organization for Migration documented 7,763 deaths in 2016, 27 percent more than in the previous year, according to a report it released Friday.