BERLIN, March 23 (Xinhua) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday denounced the terror attack near the British parliament a day earlier.
"Although the background to these acts are not yet clear, I reaffirm that Germany and its citizens stand firmly and resolutely alongside Britons in the struggle against all forms of terrorism," Merkel said in a statement.
On Wednesday, an attacker dashed his car into pedestrians, then stabbed a police officer outside the British parliament in London before being shot dead. The terror act killed four people and injured around 40, including one German.
Merkel made a telephone call to British Prime Minister Theresa May after the attack to "show sympathy to her and all British people".
"Our thoughts are with our British friends. Hope everyone is safe now and all the injured will recover fully," Merkel said.