Daesh Claims Responsibility for Deadly Westminster Attack in London

© REUTERS / Toby MelvilleA woman ducks under a police tape after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London
A woman ducks under a police tape after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London - Sputnik International
Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the deadly Westminster attack in the British capital, Reuters reported.

British police officers work on Westminster Bridge, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London on March 22, 2017, in the aftermath of a terror incident. - Sputnik International
UK-Born Man Previously Investigated by MI5 Responsible for London Attack - May
On Wednesday, 4 people were killed and many were injured after a vehicle drove into a crowd on London’s Westminster Bridge near the UK Parliament building. One man was later shot by police after he stabbed an officer inside the Parliament compound.

Earlier in the day, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that a British-born man inspired by Islamist ideology, who had been previously investigated by MI-5 is responsible for the attack.

"Our working assumption is that the attacker was inspired by Islamist ideology," May said.

She added that the Westminster attack perpetrator "was a peripheral figure."

London Metropolitan police said they were treating the events as terrorist incidents. The attack is currently being investigated.

Earlier on Thursday, eight were arrested in connection with the attack.

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