Schoolchildren from Brittany among victims of terrorist atrocity in London

More news of the victims is being revealed after the major terrorist act which took place outside the British Parliament yesterday. So far it is known that four people have died, including a policeman and the attacker. The police officer was identified as 48-year-old PC Keith Palmer. Another victim was named as Aysha Frade, 43, a mother-of-two who had family in Betanzos, Galicia, in north-west Spain and who worked as a teacher in London.

An estimated 40 people were injured, and seven of those remain in hospital in a critical condition. The injured include 12 Britons, three children from Brittany, two Romanians, four South Koreans, two Greeks, and one each from Germany, Poland, Ireland and the United States. The Breton school students were from the Lycee Saint-Joseph de Concarneau, Brittany and had arrived in London on Sunday evening. Two of the three boys from Brittany are in serious condition but none are believed to have life-threatening injuries.The parents of the three schoolchildren have flown into London where the teenage boys are being treated in hospital.

Amaq, the news agency used by Islamic State to broadcast propaganda, says that the group is responsible for the attack. It calls the attacker “a soldier of Islamic State.” It seems increasingly likely that the attacker would have been driven by a warped fundamentalist Islamist ideology of evil and hate. The kind of poison for which Islamic State is well known. He drove a car at high speed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before crashing it outside parliament. Then armed with with a knife tried to enter the building. He stabbed the unarmed police officer who later died from the injuries, before armed police shot him. 

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