SA Parliament condemns 'senseless' London attack
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 15:23
United Kingdom investigative police Scotland Yard has finally admitted that they could not establish any motive behind the London attacker Khalid Masood whose brazen act in front of the British Parliament led th whole world believe that he was a terrorist and some possibly linking him to ISIS, which unilaterally claimed responsibility knowing that the free credit should not be missed.
Seven of the 11 people arrested in connection with the Westminster terror attack have been released, Metropolitan Police said on Friday. However, a 58 year-old man still remains in custody sine last Thursday.
The terrorist who killed four people outside the British Parliament building last week acted alone and his motives may never be known, United Kingdom police said. Masood had multiple aliases, but he was born in Britain as Adrian Russell Ajao. Authorities identified Masood, a 52-year-old Briton, as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism - but was not now on a terrorism watch list.
Following the recent terror attack near Britain's parliament in London that killed five people and injured 40 people, Prime Minster Narendra Modi called his United Kingdom counterpart Theresa May to express India's solidarity and conveyed condolence for victims. Two are in a critical condition, and one has life-threatening injuries.
Masood, who at 52 is considerably older than most extremists who carry out bloodshed in the West, had an arrest record dating to 1983.
The so-called Islamic State group claimed it was behind the attack.
"We still believe that Masood acted alone on the day and there is no information or intelligence to suggest there are further attacks planned", Metropolitan Police Commissioner Neil Basu said Saturday, according to The Independent.
He appealed for anyone who knew Masood well or was aware of his recent movements to get in touch with authorities.
"It is in these actions - millions of acts of normality - that we find the best response to terrorism", she said.
At the age of 52, Masood does not fit the profile of militant attackers, who are typically younger than 30, counter-terrorism experts told Reuters. Then he jumped out and attacked Constable Keith Palmer, an officer guarding Parliament, stabbing him to death before being shot to death by police. "However, he was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH (grievous bodily harm), possession of offensive weapons and public order offences".
Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday that Masood was "investigated in relation to concerns about violent extremism" some years ago. We are also learning more about the man who...
Muddassar Ahmed said he started the "Muslims United for London" campaign to show "we all stand with fellow Londoners during these hard times and want to extend our support by raising funds to help with the immediate, short-term needs of the victims and their families".