ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in London, saying Masood was “an Islamic State soldier” who “carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of the coalition.”
However, more terror attacks are suspected. In an effort to prevent any additional attacks, eight suspects have been taken into custody.
From Fox News:
The eight people arrested after lone attacker Khalid Masood killed four people outside of the British parliament are suspected of preparing terrorist attacks, London police said on Thursday.
In a statement, Scotland Yard officials they were still searching properties in Wales, the central city of Birmingham and east London.
The eight people were arrested in early-morning raids in London and Birmingham, located about 130 miles north of the British capital.
Police said all eight were held on “suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts,” but did not elaborate further.
“The investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command into the terrorist attack on Wednesday continues to develop at a fast pace and involves hundreds of detectives,” Scotland Yard said in the release
Those arrested include a 39-year-old woman in east London, and a 21-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man at one address in Birmingham. A 26-year-old woman and three men ages, 28, 27, and 26, were arrested at a separate address in Birmingham.