ISIS has today claimed responsibility for the Westminster attack which left four dead and dozens injured.
terror group said a ‘soldier of the Islamic State’ carried out the
atrocity in which a British-born ‘lone-wolf’ ploughed a car through
crowds near Parliament yesterday afternoon.
A statement by the
ISIS news agency Amaq said: ‘The perpetrator of the attacks yesterday in
front of the British parliament in London is an Islamic State soldier
and he carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens
of the coalition.’
carnage was unleashed on the same day Brussels was marking the
anniversary of a wave of ISIS suicide bombings that killed 32 people.
attacker, described by witnesses as ‘Asian and in his forties’, is not
been named by police while investigations continue into any possible
But, giving a statement in the Commons today, Prime
Minister Theresa May said he was a British citizen who was known to the
police and security services and had been investigated some years ago
over violent extremism.