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Scottish parliament suspends debate on independence referendum after Westminster attack | Reuters

 Scottish parliament suspends debate on independence referendum after Westminster attack
| Reuters

EDINBURGH 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.

(Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by Stephen Addison)

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Updated Date: Mar 22, 2017 22:05:26 IST