ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in London on Wednesday, according to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Described by witnesses as “Asian and in his forties,” investigations regarding the British-born jihadist and any possible associates are ongoing, said May in a statement.
She said that the attacker was “a British citizen who was known to the police and security services and had been investigated some years ago over violent extremism.”
May described the man as a “peripheral figure” who was “not part of the current intelligence picture.” She noted also that there was “no prior intelligence’ of his intent.
A statement released through ISIS-linked Aamaq news agency said the attacker was a ‘soldier of the Islamic State’.
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