Attacker Khalid Masood who was shot at the scene.
Khalid Masood, 52 has been identified at the person who killed 4 and injured over 40 in the Westminster attack yesterday in London. He was shot dead by police, however 5 other men and 3 women have also been arrested in possibility of helping prepare this attack. It was also said that the Islamic State Group said it was responsible for this attack. Masood has had previous convictions in the past such as a knife crime in 2003,criminal damage in 1983, and public order offenses. Current investigation is still going on and a memorial was held yesterday evening in Trafalgar Square to honor and remember those who were killed in the attack.
I am also connecting this to the 9/11 attack. Even if this was much smaller, it is still an act of terrorism that drew international attention and will have to be monitored. Luckily police at Parliament were quick to respond and got the situation under control.
1. Do you think there will be more attacks in London or the surrounding areas in the near future?
2. Do you think police responded well? Explain.
3. What do you think the impact of this attack will be on the international community, especially the US?
4. How do you think the general public is responding to this?