ISIS has today claimed responsibility for the Westminster attack which left four dead and dozens injured.
The terror group said a ‘soldier of the Islamic State’ carried out the atrocity in which a British-born ‘lone-wolf’ ploughed a car through crowds near Parliament yesterday afternoon.
A statement by the ISIS news agency Amaq said: ‘The perpetrator of the attacks yesterday in front of the British parliament in London is an Islamic State soldier and he carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of the coalition.’
But it gave no name or other details and it was not clear whether the attacker was directly connected to the group.
The carnage was unleashed on the same day Brussels was marking the anniversary of a wave of ISIS suicide bombings that killed 32 people.
Yesterday’s attacker, described by witnesses as ‘Asian and in his forties’, is not been named by police while investigations continue into any possible associates.
But, giving a statement in the Commons today, Prime Minister Theresa May said he was a British citizen who was known to the police and security services and had been investigated some years ago over violent extremism.