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UK has been under ISIS attack – 8 people have been arrested

Eight people were arrested in connection with the attack on Wednesday at Westminster. They said that operations are underway in London, Birmingham and other parts of the country.
Police identified the author of the attack. British Defense Minister, Michael Fallon, said the working assumption is that the attack was linked to Islamic terrorism and police currently checking whether other people were involved.
British police on Wednesday night raided a residential property near an Indian restaurant in Birmingham, closing part of the city for more than two hours.
Police revealed the identity of the attacker. This is Khalid Masood, 52, born in Kent.
The man lived in the West Midlands. Scotland Yard representatives have said that the attacker was not covered by any ongoing investigation by the British authorities and there was no information about his intention to commit a terrorist attack in Britain.
However, it was known by the authorities and was previously convicted for other offenses, including possession of weapons, robbery and bodily harm by negligence. The first prison sentence the suspect held in November 1983 and was sent behind bars for damage.
Also, last conviction occurred in 2003, when authorities arrested him with a knife on him.
Amaq, news agency used by ISIS, announced that the group is responsible for the attack, saying that the author is “a soldier of the Islamic State”.
The Metropolitan Police said the attacker was inspired by international terrorism to carry out this attack. Meanwhile, British Defense Minister, Michael Fallon, said the hypothesis is currently Wednesday’s attack was linked to Islamic terrorism and police currently checking whether other people were involved. This hypothesis was confirmed later in a speech by Theresa May. The prime minister also announced that the author of the attack is a man born in Britain and was questioned several years ago for violent extremism by MI5.
Cities around the world showed their solidarity for London, illuminating symbol monuments in the colors of the British flag after the terrorist attack on Wednesday.
In Paris, the Eiffel Tower lights were shut at midnight in order to pay homage to victims of the attack.
French mayor, Anne Hidalgo, whose city has suffered several terrorist attacks in recent years, has expressed “solidarity” in a message sent to London. “Paris and London have very close ties that have become stronger in the past few decades. ”
Overseas, in Florida, Orlando Eye – panoramic wheel, over 120 meters high; was lit in red, white and blue “We are close to London. # PrayforLondon” writes in a message posted on Instagram with a photography of the wheel.
In Canada, police in the capital of British Columbia, Victoria, lowered flags at half-mast in honour of the officer Keith Palmer dead and other victims of London.

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