Gambian woman arrested in London’s anti-terror raid

British anti-terror police have arrested a Gambian woman with links to the London Westminister attack that has killed at least five people.

Police say they have arrested 39-year-old Rohey Hydara was married to the British-born attacker, Khalid Masood, who was known to British intelligence agency, MI5 as a suspected terrorist.

Masood, who converted to Islam was born as Adrian Elms and was killed by the police during Wednesday’s attack outside the British parliament.

Hydara is being detained in east London and is among eight suspects that were rounded up in London and Birmingham.

Police are searching her home on a newly built property in the upscale Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.

She had lived with Masood at two separate addresses in the past, according to the police.

Masood drove a hired Hyundai into a crowd of pedestrians crossing Westminister Bridge, before crashing the vehicle into the gates outside Parliament House, where he stabbed to death police officer Keith Palmer.

Four people, including Masood, died on the day of the attack. Police said a fifth victim, 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes, died on Thursday night.

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