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Last person held over London terror attack released

LONDON: British police said they released on Saturday the final person being held over last week's terror attack outside the British parliament, which killed four people. A 30-year-old man arrested in the central city of Birmingham on March 26 on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts was the last of the 12 arrested over the attack to be released. "All those arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in Westminster on Wednesday, 22 March have now been released with no further action," Scotland Yard said a…

Westminister attack: ‘No evidence’ of attacker’s link to Islamic State or Al-Qaeda

LONDON: British police said Monday they had found no link between the man behind last week's terror attack outside the British parliament and the Islamic State group, which had claimed him as one of its "soldiers". The statement came as 52-year-old Muslim convert Khalid Masood's mother spoke out for the first time, saying she was "deeply shocked, saddened and numbed, and relatives of the US victim voiced their grief. "Whilst I have found no evidence of an association with IS or AQ (Al-Qaeda)," Neil Basu, deputy assistant…

UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone

LONDON: British anti-terrorism police said on Saturday they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside parliament this week was acting alone but conceded they may never understand his motive. British-born Islamic convert Khalid Masood, 52, was shot dead after killing four people including a policemen in a rampage on Wednesday when he rammed his car into pedestrians and tried to force his way into the parliament building in central London. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack and police…

London Parliament attacker Khalid Masood: ‘Jack the lad’ turned killer

LONDON: Khalid Masood, the Briton behind this week's terror attack on parliament, was a Muslim convert with a history of violence who was known to security services but only as a "peripheral" figure.             Police said the 52-year-old father, who also used the names Adrian Elms and Adrian Russell Ajao, was not under investigation when he went on the rampage in Westminster on Wednesday, killing four people. Masood was born on Christmas Day 1964 to a single mother, who remarried when he was young and brought him and…

London parliament attack: Khalid Masood ‘a nice guy’ turned extremist

LONDON: The attacker who ploughed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. The death toll from Wednesday's attack on the heart of Britain's democracy grew to five as police said one of the injured, a 75-year-man, had died in hospital after his life support was withdrawn. That number included Masood, 52, who was…