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A woman has been shot by police and four people arrested as part of an ongoing counter-terrorism operation in London and Kent.

The woman in her twenties was injured during the swoop at an address in Harlesden Road, north-west London, shortly before 7pm on Thursday.

The operation was not connected to an earlier incident where a man carrying knives was arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack near Downing Street, Scotland Yard said.

The injured woman was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service but has not been arrested due to her condition, which has not been disclosed.

No other injuries have been reported.

Police said the property and people connected to it had been “under observation by counter-terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation”.

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