LONDON, March 27 British police said on Monday
they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four
people in an attack on Britain's parliament last week, had any
association with Islamic State or Al Qaeda, but he was clearly
interested in jihad.
Neil Basu, senior national coordinator for UK
counter-terrorism policing, also said there was no evidence that
Masood had been radicalised in prison in 2003 and it was pure
speculation to suggest that had happened.
“His attack method appears to be based on low
sophistication, low tech, low cost techniques copied from other
attacks, and echo the rhetoric of IS leaders in terms of
methodology and attacking police and civilians, but at this
stage I have no evidence he discussed this with others," Basu
said in a statement.
(Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing
by Stephen Addison)