Islamic State claims responsibility for British parliament attack

Published: March 23, 2017
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An air ambulance flies above Portcullis House, next to the Houses of Parliament in central London. PHOTO: AFP

An air ambulance flies above Portcullis House, next to the Houses of Parliament in central London. PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO, EGYPT: Islamic State was responsible for an attack outside Britain’s parliament which left four people dead, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday.

“The perpetrator of the attacks yesterday in front of the British parliament in London is an IS soldier and he carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of the coalition,” the Amaq statement said.

Five dead as terror strikes in heart of London

IS, which has controlled parts of Iraq and Syria in recent years, has lost territory this year to local forces in those countries supported by a US-led military coalition.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • numbersnumbers
    Mar 23, 2017 - 6:27PM

    So much for “hope he wasn’t a Muslim”!Recommend

  • PrakashG
    Mar 23, 2017 - 8:46PM

    Well, IS rats, that guy is dead so there is no way to verify your claim. And, knowing the kind of stuff you do, lying and stealing credit from someone else would be right up your alley.Recommend

  • Gopal
    Mar 23, 2017 - 10:00PM

    IS rats love to own somebody’s doing as their own. It’s called ‘propaganda.’ The man was known to have mental issues.Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    Mar 24, 2017 - 4:01AM

    Terrorism has no religion.but his last rites wll be done in particular religion’s way.Recommend

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