Thursday, March 23, 2017

London Terror Attack -- News Updates March 23, 2017

Daily Mail: British-born jihadist who killed three and injured 29 is middle-aged 'father-of-three English teacher' Khalid Masood who had long criminal record and was once probed by MI5 over violent extremism

* Police reveal a middle-aged extremist from the West Midlands carried out yesterday's terror attack
* Scotland Yard say he had a long list of convictions to his name but had not been convicted of terror offences
* Theresa May said he was known to the security services but was 'not part of the current intelligence picture'
* Probe into the British citizen's links to violent jihadism was 'historical' and he was deemed 'peripheral'
* ISIS have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the killer was a 'soldier of the Islamic State'
* Armed police stormed a flat above a takeaway in Birmingham last night and arrested three people
* Five others have been detained in raids on six properties thought to be linked to the terrorist
* The Hyundai Tucson 4x4 he used to kill and injure was rented from a hire car firm in Birmingham

The British-born jihadi who killed three and injured 29 in Westminster yesterday was a middle-aged career criminal called Khalid Masood.

The 52-year-old 'lone-wolf' attacker, who was living in the Birmingham area, has a series of convictions for assault and other crimes but police insist there was no intelligence suggesting he was about to unleash a terror attack.

Kent-born Masood has never been convicted of terror offences, although Theresa May revealed this morning that he had been on MI5's radar a number of years ago.

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London Terror Attack -- News Updates March 23, 2017

London attack - Latest updates -- BBC
London attack: Eight people arrested in overnight raids after terrorist targeted Westminster, Houses of Parliament -- ABC Online
UK police: Eight arrests over Westminster attack -- Al Jazeera
Terrorist on the rampage: Chilling footage shows London terror attacker’s car speeding along the pavement of Westminster Bridge as one terrified woman PLUNGES into the River Thames -- Daily Mail
London attacker born in Britain, previously investigated -- AP
London attack: British-born attacker 'known to MI5' -- BBC
PM May: London attack suspect was British-born, known to UK's MI5 intelligence service -- DW
London attacker was UK-born and known to spy agency -- Al Jazeera
Theresa May says it is wrong to describe London attack as 'Islamic terrorism' -- The Independent
Islamic State group says through its Aamaq news agency that the London attacker was a 'soldier of the Islamic State' -- AP
Islamic State claims responsibility for Westminster attack -- UPI
ISIS claims its ‘soldier’ carried out UK Parliament attack -- RT
Isis claims responsibility for London attack that killed at least three victims -- The Independent
Shaken but defiant, Parliament resumes work after attack -- AP
Westminster terrorist only managed to slip into Parliament as the gates were opened to allow the Met Police chief to leave the grounds -- Daily Mail
Revealed: Terrorist was shot dead by minister's protection officer - raising fresh fears over security in Parliament -- daily Mail
London attack: World leaders show solidarity -- BBC
London attack: American Kurt Cochran, from Utah, killed -- BBC
Back on Westminster Bridge: As soon as police cordons are lifted, defiant locals rush to show #LondonIsOpen -- Daily Mail
Bridge of death: A mother crushed on the school run, terrified children mown down, and a panic-stricken pedestrian who would rather jump than die – three minutes of carnage on Westminster Bridge -- Daily Mail
London attack: Eyewitnesses describe terror and confusion as terrorist knifeman launched Westminster rampage -- ABC Online
Revealed: Romanian tourist who plunged into the Thames and avoided Westminster Bridge terrorist before being miraculously plucked to safety by a passing CRUISE SHIP -- Daily Mail
London attack: How a lone knifeman brought terror to Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament -- ABC Online

1 comment:

Jac said...

As long as we are not able to call an apple "an apple" this will go growing and growing