Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Westminster Terrorist Attack

Westminster - Flickr/Herry Lawford

Islamic State sources have released a statement, through a news agency called Amaq, claiming responsibility for Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster.

In their statement, ISIS said the attacker was “a soldier of the Islamic State, executing the operation in response to calls [by ISIS] to target citizens of coalition nations.”

Islamic State statement – Amaq

The statement has since been translated into a number of different languages, including French and Arabic, as they celebrate the attack.

Despite questions about the authenticity of the claim by some, the New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi has said the group wouldn’t claim responsibility if they weren’t sure.

“No, they don’t claim everything. With few exceptions, IS has shown itself to be accurate in claiming attacks only they directed/inspired,” she said in a tweet.

Theresa May informed the Commons on Thursday that the terrorist was British-born and known to the intelligence services.

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