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    Man Suspected of Terror Offences in London Arrested For Attempted Murder

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    A British national born in Sudan accused of commissioning, preparing and instigating acts of terrorism has also been arrested for attempted murder.

    The man detained in a London jail under section 41 of the Terrorism Act has been further arrested for attempted murder as more details about him emerge online. 

    Salih Khater is 29 and originally from Sudan, Khater migrated to Britain five years ago. He studied accountancy at Coventry University and according to a Facebook page which has since been taken down, he lives in Birmingham and works as a shop manager.

    The Birmingham Mail, Britain's second city's biggest tabloid newspaper gathered information about the suspect from his Facebook page before it was taken offline. 

    "Salih Khater talks about his love for Celine Dion and Eminem." Khater also told his 310 friends: "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

    READ MORE: UK Counter Terrorism Police Conducting Searches After Westminster Incident

    According to MailOnline, Salih Khater was being investigated over 'irregularities' in his application to become a British citizen. It's also reported he failed the first year of his accountancy course at Coventry University 

    Meanwhile counter terrorism officers in the Midlands raided a flat above an internet cafe in the Sparkhill area of the city. Witnesses saw officers carrying items in plastic bags.

    Khater was arrested on suspicion of terror offences after the car he was driving ploughed through cyclists and pedestrians at rush hour in central London before smashing into security barriers guarding the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

    There are renewed calls for Westminster to become a pedestrianised security zone. London Met's Commissioner Cressida Dick said car attacks had become a "weapon of choice" for terrorists. 

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