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Westminster attack: A leaderless jihad?

The former head of “Prevent” asks: to what degree are “lone wolf” attacks directed from above?

By Arthur Snell  

A police officer places flowers and a photo of Pc Keith Palmer on Whitehall © Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

The shocking events in Westminster yesterday are gradually becoming clearer: a lone attacker drove down Westminster bridge, mowing down passers-by with his Hyundai and killing at least two of them. The driver slammed into the iron railings at the perimeter of the Palace of Westminster and ran into the compound wielding a knife. He stabbed, fatally, a policeman before being shot by armed officers seconds later. The attacker…

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