ISIS claims responsibility for London knife attack
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack at the British Parliament in London that killed three people, and left many others injured.
ISIS also known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said the attack was a response to its call on faithful to launch attacks on civilians and security forces in countries involved in the US-led coalition bombing its territories in Syria and Iraq.
According to a statement published by the group’s Amaq propaganda agency, a “soldier of the Islamic State” had carried out the atrocity by the Houses of Parliament.
Isis frequently claims responsibility for terror attacks that it has not directly orchestrated or facilitated, but that are publicly linked to its ideology.
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So far, the Metropolitan Police has arrested eight people in connection to the attack in a series of overnight arrests in London and Birmingham, where the attacker hired the car used in the massacre.
The attacker had sped his car along the pavement of the Westminster Bridge, hitting people on the way, before crashing into the gates next to the Houses of Parliament.
The man who has been confirmed to be a British born, but has not been officially named, then got out, burst through the entrance, stabbing a police officer before being shot dead by other police operatives.
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