Utah man killed, wife injured in London attack
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A man from Utah was killed and his wife injured in the terror attack Wednesday in London.

A spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday confirmed the death of Kurt Cochran, KSL.com reported. Melissa Cochran "received serious injuries in the attack" and is being treated at an area hospital.

"Our family is heartbroken to learn of the death of our son-in-law, Kurt W. Cochran, who was a victim of Wednesday's terrorist attack in London," Melissa Cochran's brother and family spokesman Clinton Payne said in a statement.


"Kurt was a good man and a loving husband to our daughter and sister, Melissa."

President Trump on Thursday mourned Cochran on Twitter, calling him "a great American."

The attack Wednesday left 4 people dead, including the assailant and a police officer, and many more injured.

The assailant drove a car into people on Westminster Bridge in London and then crashed the car outside parliament. The attacker than stabbed a police officer before being shot by armed police.

The Cochrans were reportedly in London celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Kurt Cochran is the only non-British national killed in the attack.

"We express our gratitude to the emergency and medical personnel who have cared for them and ask for your prayers on behalf of Melissa and our family," Payne said.

"Kurt will be greatly missed, and we ask for privacy as our family mourns and as Melissa recovers from her injuries."

On Thursday, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed through its Aamaq news agency that the assailant who carried out the "attack in front of the British parliament in London was a soldier of the Islamic State."

Trump said Wednesday he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to express his condolences following the attack.