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UK Parliament attack: ISIS claims responsibility

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New York Times

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Westminster attack that left three victims dead, including a police officer, outside of London’s Parliament building on Wednesday.

“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,” the ISIS-associated Amaq news agency said.

Six homes were raided and eight arrests were made in connection to the terror attack.

The attacker’s identity has not been revealed, but British Prime Minister Theresa May said he was born in Britain and authorities had once investigated him for links to religious extremism, Fox News reported.

“Our working assumption is that the attacker was inspired by Islamist ideology .We know the threat from Islamist terrorism is very real. But while the public should remain utterly vigilant, they should not and will not be cowed by this threat,” She told the members of Parliament.

“It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith,” she added.