- Title: Birmingham Muslims determined to combat extremism after London attack - Imam
- Date: 24th March 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (MARCH 24, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF VEHICLES AND PEOPLE CROSSING WESTMINSTER BRIDGE PEOPLE WALKING PAST FLOWERS TIED TO METAL POST ON BRIDGE POLICE PATROLLING NEAR BRIDGE BOATS CRUISING ALONG RIVER UNDER BRIDGE
- Embargoed: 7th April 2017 12:38
- Keywords: Parliament Khalid Masood bridge England attacks Imam Westminster Birmingham UK London
- Location: LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA00269BJSXZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS A WHITE FLASH TO SEPARATE SOUNDBITES
An Imam from Birmingham, the home city of London attacker Khalid Masood, said on Friday (March 24) that Muslims are determined to combat the spread of extremism.
British-born Muslim convert Masood killed at least four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, and was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for Masood's attack, although it was unclear what links - if any - he had with the militant group. Police said there had been no prior intelligence about his intent to mount an attack.
At least 50 people were injured in the attack, including two people who remained in hospital in critical condition, police said. Two police officers were also in hospital with significant injuries.
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