The police have established the identity of the terrorist who staged the attack in London
LONDON, Mar 23 — RIA Novosti, Denis Voroshilov. Police have named the perpetrators of the terrorist attack in London of the attacker, he was a native of Kent County 52-year-old Khalid Masud.
“The police believe that the person committed a terrorist act in Westminster was called Khalid Masud. Massoud was born in Kent, he was 52 years old, lately he lived in the West of England. Against Masuda in the days before the attack was not carried out any investigation, there was no evidence that he is preparing a terrorist attack,” — said in a statement, “Scotland Yard”.
Police say Massoud was known to law enforcement and was previously convicted for assault, grievous bodily harm, possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct.
“He was not convicted of any crime of a terrorist nature”, — stated in the message.
The attack occurred at 14.40 local time (17.40 GMT) on Wednesday in one of the most popular tourist sites of London: the car going across Westminster bridge, drove on the sidewalk, knocked down several people, drove to the Parliament building, where the attacker was stopped by the police. After which he stabbed a policeman who later died. According to recent reports, the victims of the attack were three people, injuring 40, the terrorist was shot dead by another policeman.
Responsibility for the attack took the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state.”*
*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.
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