ISIS claims the London Bridge terror attack was carried out by one of its fighters

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the scene of terror on London Bridge, yesterday – Photo ( Reuters).

London Bridge terror: ISIS claimed yesterday that Usman Khan, 28, who killed two and injured three others with a knife in central London, was one of its fighters and had acted on their behalf.

‘He (the person who carried out the London attack) was a fighter from the Islamic State, and did so in response to calls to target citizens of coalition countries,’ IS said through its news agency without providing any evidence.

Khan, who was wearing a fake suicide vest on London Bridge, was shot dead immediately by armed police after he stabbed two people to death and wounded three others.

The attacker was jailed in 2012 for having a role in an Al Qaeda-inspired terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and the US Embassy and kill Boris Johnson. He was also being accused of planning with the group to set up a training camp in Kashmir where he belonged to, according to Daily Mail.

Usman Khan (left) stabbed Cambridge graduate Jack Merritt (right) and several others in a knife rampage near London Bridge- Photo (Daily Mail).

Khan was released from prison last year. 

Earlier, Her Majetsy The Queen paid tribute to those who died and injured in the terror attack

 ‘Prince Philip and I have been saddened to hear of the terror attacks at London Bridge. 

‘We send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones and who have been affected by yesterday’s terrible violence.

‘I express my enduring thanks to the police and emergency services, as well as the brave individuals who put their own lives at risk to selflessly help and protect others,’ she said.

 

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