Published On: Thu, Mar 22nd, 2018

Westminster Bridge Attack: UK Marks First Anniversary

On 22 March, United Kingdom is marking one year anniversary of the terror attack on Westminster Bridge, the first in a series of militant attacks in the Britain in 2017 that caused dozens of killings, and a number of injuries.


Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old British converted to Islam on March 22 previous year, shoot down with a car pedestrians on the bridge over the River Thames, located in the mid of the London, just before minutes seriously stabbing a policeman on guard at front of the parliament.

In this deadliest attack is reported to be by Iraq, Syria based militant organization (IS), five people were killed and nearly 50 wounded, although the incident ended as a police official shot dead one of the most dangerous Islamist militant, Masood.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had claimed responsibility for the brutal killings but after the probe, investigator couldn’t found strong proof of a connection. After the Westminster Bridge attack.

Truck attacks in Europe, as well as the 2016 Bastille Day assault in Nice were also reported too, those left 86 people dead, while another alike assault after months occurred on Christmas market located in Berlin, killed 12 people.

However, United Kingdom experienced a turbulent period in wake of the 22, March rampage, along with four other assaults as well as three in the capital at London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green tube station.

On other side, Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom and Secretary of State for the UK Home Department, both are attending a commemorative event in Westminster Hall, with May in Brussels on Thursday, the day was set to mark the anniversary.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London said today, in his statement that his nation will never forget the killings of their Londoners in the result of the horrific terror attacks.

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