By Savannah Smith  |  03-24-2017   News
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The Islamic State (ISIS) group on Thursday has said it is responsible for the deadly attack at the British Parliament yesterday that killed four people. Prime Minister Theresa May also identified the attacker as a British-born man who is known to intelligence services.Amaq, the propaganda agency linked to the jihadist organization, said the ISIS was responsible for the terror attack. It said that the attacker was a soldier of the Islamic State. It also said that the operation was carried out in response to calls to target " coalition countries". Amaq cited a "security source". This confirms earlier beliefs of London authorities including Defense Secretary Michael Fallon to treat the attack as an act of terror. CNN, for its part, continues to claim in its reports that the incident was a " lone wolf" attack. President Donald Trump has previously and repeatedly referred to CNN as " fake news". The London attack yesterday happened on the same day Brussels was marking the anniversary of ISIS bombings that killed 32 people. Britain last suffered a terror attack last year when MP Jo Cox was assassinated in Northern England shortly before the vote to leave the European Union. The British flag over the Parliament flew at half-mast as a sign of mourning for the attack and the victims. World leaders including President Trump have also given their sympathies to Britain for the deplorable terror attack. Among the 29 hurt in the attack are international visitors including 4 South Koreans, 3 French school children, 2 Romanians, 2 Greeks, and one person each from countries China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and the U.S. May has called for the people in London including all visitors to go about their lives today normally and not to give in to fears of terrorism. The Prime Minister also said that the Brexit process scheduled to start on March 29, next week, will proceed as scheduled, and will not be affected by Wednesday's attack. Source :http://www.rappler.com/world/regions/europe/165045-islamic-state-claims-british-parliament-attack

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