London terrorist attack committed by a British citizen
An individual, who committed terrorist attack in London on the eve, has been identified as Khalid Masood, a British citizen. He was a lone-wolf terrorist. Police so far have no specific information about further threats to the public – British Premier, Theresa May, reported, when addressing the Parliament. In her words, the terrorist was a radical Islamist. He was once investigated by the British MI-5 in relations to concerns of violent extremism. However, he was regarded as ‘a peripheral figure’.
Khalid Masood converted to Islam in 1993.
The citizens of 11 countries and 12 British nationals were injured as a result of London terrorist attack, on March 22. Overall 40 individuals were injured. 3 people were killed in the terrorist attack. The attacker was shot dead.
It was the most large-scale terrorist attack committed in Great Britain over the past 12 years.
At first, the attacker drove his vehicle into pedestrians walking across the Westminster Bridge, then he attacked a police officer and tried to burst into the Parliament.
The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, though it hasn’t produced evidence of its involvement.
8 people have been arrested today on suspicion of having links with the terrorist in series of police raids in London, Birmingham and other cities across UK.