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Terror Attack Jolts London

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Westminster Bridge Flowers for the Westminster attack victims.

Westminster Bridge Flowers for the Westminster attack victims.

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by David Holt via Wikimedia Commons

Westminster Bridge Flowers for the Westminster attack victims.

Alex Cole, Staff writer

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London was under attack on March 22, facing its worst terror attack in over twelve years. Sadly, four people were killed in the attack that occurred on the city’s famous Westminster Bridge.

The victims include British police officer Keith Palmer, British National Aysha Frade, US citizen Kurt Cochran, and a fourth victim that has yet to be named.

The attacker was later identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. Masood was known to the police for a variety of offenses, and has been convicted in the past for different crimes.

Masood crashed a car onto the sidewalk, instantly killing two victims and injuring many more. Then, Masood got out of the car and stabbed an unarmed police officer.

While no official group has claimed responsibility for the attack, an ISIS affiliated news agency claimed Masood was one the group’s “soldiers”.

The terror scare in Europe that has plagued countries including France and Belgium had yet to come to England before yesterday.

In addition to the confirmed deaths, 40 people have been reported injured.

According to British Prime Minister Theresa May, the attacker had links to extremism. However, after the attack, she proceeded with a message of hope for her country.

“Yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy,” May said. “But today we meet as normal…to deliver a simple message: we are not afraid. And our resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism.”

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