By Philips Sunday
London, (AN24) – The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in front of the British parliament in London, which left four people dead and 29 injured.
According to ISIS official press service, Amaq News Agency, the attacker was a “soldier of the caliphate”.
“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,” said the statement by Amaq.
Meanwhile, United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May confirmed on Thursday, March 23 that the man responsible for the attack was born in Britain and known to the intelligence services.
In her words, “What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism.
“He was a peripheral figure. The case is historic, he was not part of the current intelligence picture. When operational considerations allow, he will be publicly identified.” May told members of Parliament.
Furthermore, in a bid to investigate the attack, the United Kingdom police revealed on Thursday that they have arrested seven people at six locations in London and Birmingham.