BRUSSELS, March 22 (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) chiefs on Wednesday offered sympathy to Britain in the wake of an attack near the British parliament which killed four people and injured at least 20.
"My thoughts are with the victims of the Westminster attack. Europe stands firm with the UK against terror and ready to help," European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a statement "Today marks one year since the people of Brussels and Belgium suffered a similar pain and felt the support of your sympathy and solidarity. At this emotional time, we at the European Commission can only send that sympathy back twofold."
"The United Kingdom will always remain a partner and a friend and one we will continue to work hand in hand with in the fight against terror," Juncker said.
"Together, Europeans will never cease to prove that love will always triumph over hate and that tolerance will always triumph over fear," he added.
Four people have been killed, including the stabbed officer and a male attacker, and at least 20 injured in an attack on the Houses of Parliament Wednesday afternoon, police announced.
Metz Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley confirmed the deaths in a briefing at New Scotland Yard.
The attack took place as Belgium marked the first anniversary of two terrorist attacks which left 32 dead (excluding three terrorists) and 320 others wounded.