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Police Reveal Details of UK Attacker   03/24 06:10

   LONDON (AP) -- Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's Parliament, killing 
four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, London's top 
counterterror officer said Friday.

   Mark Rowley revealed the name in a briefing outside Scotland Yard in which 
he also announced two more "significant" arrests had been made. That brings the 
total number of people in custody for the Wednesday attack to nine.

   "We remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well, understands 
who his associates were and can provide us with information about places he has 
recently visited," Rowley said. "There might be people out there who did have 
concerns about Masood but did not feel comfortable for whatever reason in 
passing those concerns to us."

   The 52-year-old attacker was born in southeastern England and had most 
recently been living in the central city of Birmingham.

   Masood drove his car into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge on 
Wednesday afternoon, killing three and wounding some 50, before stabbing a 
police officer to death at the Houses of Parliament. He was shot dead by police.

   Rowley said two police officers targeted in the attack have significant 
injuries. Two other people also remain in critical condition, one with 
life-threatening injuries.

   The latest victim, who died in the hospital on Thursday, was 75-year-old 
Leslie Rhodes from Streatham, south London.


(KA)

 
 
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