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Why Did It Take ISIS a Full Day to Claim the London Attack?

The delay fit the pattern of previous statements from the group.
Source: Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Less than 24 hours after British national Khalid Masood allegedly plowed a vehicle into bystanders on London’s Westminister Bridge and stabbed an officer outside the U.K. Parliament, the Islamic State took credit for the attack. In a statement released Thursday on Amaq, the ISIS propaganda arm, the group said the attacker was “a soldier of the Islamic State” who “carried out the operation in

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