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referring to British terrorist Khalid Masood used the Whats App messaging service on his cellphone minutes before launching his attack that left four dead near Parliament, according to reports.
One of his former pals, Lee Lawrence, 47, said he’d tried to intervene during the knife attack — and Masood turned against him.
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“He was very intelligent but always slightly sinister,” Alice Williams, who worked at a pub he used to frequent, told the Guardian.
Police released a photo of Masood on Friday and made two “significant” arrests during raids across England.
Suspected Isis supporter used WhatsApp minutes before London attack
as mentioned in Westminster terror attacker named as Khalid MasoodNikita Malik, a senior researcher at Quilliam, said WhatsApp and social media has been used for a variety of purposes by Isis-inspired terrorists.
The London attacker used WhatsApp just two minutes before he ploughed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, it has emerged as police investigate a possible wider extremist network.
Masood, a father-of-three, worked as an English teacher in Saudi Arabia and recently lived in London, Birmingham and Luton.
“Isis is not training them – there’s not the investment, not a physical location like al-Qaeda or the Taliban might have.
Experts said the claim’s lack of biographical information and specifics suggested Isis did not directly commission or facilitate the attack outside the Houses of Parliament.
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Attacker had been using WhatsApp minutes earlier
The London attacker used WhatsApp just two minutes before he ploughed his car into pedestrians, leading police to investigate a possible wider extremist network.
Nikita Malik, a senior researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, said WhatsApp and social media had been used for a variety of purposes by Isil-inspired terrorists.
The latest victim, a man who died in hospital on Thursday night, was named as 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes from London.
Detectives have searched 21 properties in London, Brighton, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham in one of Britain’s biggest counter-terrorism operations in years.
Meanwhile, President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny signed a book of condolence at the British embassy in Dublin for the victims.