BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:31 P.M.) – The ISIS-affiliated Amaq Agency has released a press statement claiming that the perpetrator was a ‘soldier’ of the terrorist group.
The statement says: “The UK Parliament attacker in London is a ‘soldier’ of the Islamic State and has carried out the operation in response to the calls of those targeted by the Coalition.”
Meanwhile, British police have conducted overnight raids in Birmingham and London and arrested eight people following the attack at Westminster, Britain’s top anti-terrorism officer said.
“We have searched six addresses and made seven arrests. The inquiries in Birmingham and other parts of the country are continuing,” Mark Rowley said outside London’s police headquarters.