UK police identify London terror attacker

(VOVworld) – UK police identified Khalid Masood as the attacker who killed 5 people near the House of Parliament before being shot dead, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.

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Armed forces are increased around the Parliament in London after the attack on March 22

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The 52-year old Masood was born in Kent southeast of London and lived in the central region of the UK. He had a criminal record but was never convicted of any act of terrorism. In a statement, London police said Masood was not the subject of any current investigation and there was no previous intelligence about his intention to conduct an attack.

The attack left 5 people dead and 40 injured after Masood drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing his car in front of Parliament and attacking the police with a knife.

On Thursday, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent his condolences to UK Prime Minister Theresa May.