London attack: British police arrest 2 more suspects

Terror attacks: London police with an injured person at Westminster. Photo: Evening Standard

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a terrorist attack in central London this week that left five dead, police said.

The overnight arrests bring the total of people in custody to nine, London Metropolitan Police said Friday.

The attacker, identified as Khalid Masood, rammed a car into pedestrians on the capital’s busy Westminster Bridge on Wednesday.

He then fled on foot, stabbing police officers who were patrolling the grounds of the British parliament, before being shot dead.

The death toll rose to five late Thursday after a 75-year-old man died of his injuries in hospital.

A policeman who died from his stab wounds and the attacker are also included in the death toll. Also killed were a US citizen celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife and British woman of Spanish origin.

Masood, a British-born man who had several convictions and used several aliases, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, police said.

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed that Masood was one of its “soldiers.”

An operative working for Islamic State has revealed the terror group has successfully smuggled thousands of covert jihadists into Europe.

The Syrian operative claimed more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen had been smuggled into western nations – hidden amongst innocent refugees.

The ISIS smuggler, who is in his thirties and is described as having a trimmed jet-black beard, revealed the on-going clandestine operation is a complete success.

“Just wait,” he smiled.

The Islamic State operative spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed on the condition of anonymity and is believed to be the first to confirm plans to infiltrate western countries.

credit: NAN