“London terror attack: Killer had friends who wanted to join jihadi groups, says source,” by Jon Rogers, Express, March 23, 2017:
THE man responsible for the carrying out the London terror attack in Westminster had friends who had an interest in joining jihadist groups abroad, a US government source has said.
Police name Westminster attacker as Khalid Masood
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that there was no evidence that Khalid Masood, who was named by police as Wednesday’s attacker, travelled abroad to associate with jihadist groups.
The source told the Reuters news agency: ”The people he was hanging out with did include people suspected of having an interest in travelling to join jihadi groups overseas but the attacker himself never did so.”
The Met Police said the 52-year-old bodybuilder was responsible for the deaths of four people, including a security officer who attempted to stop him, after he drove a 4×4 into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before smashing the car into the gates outside Parliament.
Masood later died after being shot by police.
Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack although security sources have said they believe he was inspired rather than co-ordinated by the terrorist group….