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Scottish Parliament suspends debate on independence referendum after Westminster attack

A man lies injured on Westminster bridge. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Edinburgh, United Kingdom Mar 22, 2017, 04.39 PM (IST)

Scotland's parliament suspended its debate on authorising the government to seek a new independence referendum after Wednesday's attack on Britain's Houses of Parliament which police said they were treating as a terrorist incident.

The suspension was announced by the speaker of Holyrood, Ken Macintosh, after a policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured in London. 


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