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Parliament attack: British-born suspect “investigated over extremism concerns”

Tribute: Prime minister Theresa May and MPs stand in silence in the House of Commons

By: Rithika Siddhartha

THE attacker who killed three people near the parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence agents over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said today (March 23). Daesh (the Islamic State group) claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued by its Amaq news agency. But it gave no name or other details and it was not clear whether the attacker was directly connected to the group. Police arrested eight people at six locations in London and Birmingham in the investigation into Wednesday’s (March 22) lone-wolf attack that May said…

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