>> The assailant behind the attack on London's Houses of Parliament has been named as Khalid Masood. A British man, he was born in Kent, in the southeast of England. Police believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands, where the car used in the attack was rented.
The 52-year old was known to the police, he had a range of previous convictions for assaults, they included grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons, and public order offenses. His first conviction's in 1983, and the most recent in 2003. But, London police saying he had not been convicted for any terrorism offenses.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack at London's Houses of Parliament. The militant group's Amaq News Agency saying it was behind Wednesday's incident. Four people were killed, including the assailant and a policeman, and 40 injured, seven are still believed to be in a critical condition in hospital.
The militant group has controlled parts of Iraq and Syria in recent years. In the last few months, it's lost territory to local forces in those countries supported by a US led military coalition.