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British Citizen From Sudan Held in London Car Attack
Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:15 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

British counterterrorism police searched several properties Wednesday as they tried to determine what made a 29-year-old Sudan-born man crash a car outside Britain's Parliament in what police were treating as an act of terrorism.

Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, was arrested at the scene of Tuesday's crash.

British authorities do not identify suspects by name until they are charged, but media reports and neighbors said the arrested man was Khater. He was being held on suspicion of preparation of a terrorist act, as well as attempted murder.

Police said Wednesday that the priority for investigators remained figuring out the motivation behind the incident, which injured three people. Two of those hurt were taken to a hospital for treatment, but both have since been released.

Officers completed searches at two sites in the central England city of Birmingham, including the apartment where Khater lives, and one in Nottingham. A search was continuing Wednesday at a third site in Birmingham, 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of London.

Source : VOA

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