London attacks: Obama tweets support to Britain

"No act of terror can shake the strength and resilience of our British ally," wrote former US president Barack Obama on Twitter.
"No act of terror can shake the strength and resilience of our British ally," wrote former US president Barack Obama on Twitter. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former president Barack Obama sent his condolences Thursday (March 23) following an attack in London claimed by ISIS that claimed the lives of three people.

"My heart goes out to the victims and their families in London. No act of terror can shake the strength and resilience of our British ally," Obama wrote on Twitter one day after the assault.

The attack saw an as-yet unidentified perpetrator ram a car along the pavement on Westminster Bridge, a busy traffic route that is also a popular tourist spot with its views of parliament and its Big Ben clock tower.

The attack killed two members of the public and a police officer, and wounded at least 30 people.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, via the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the jihadist organization, on Thursday claimed responsibility for the assault.