ISIS Claims Responsibility for London Bridge Attack

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Friday London Bridge terror attack that left two dead and three seriously injured.

The terrorist group said through its Amaq news agency that Usman Khan, 28, had acted on its behalf, but it has not provided any evidence to support the claim.

“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,” the group said:

Shortly before 2pm on Friday, Khan, armed with two knives and wearing a fake suicide vest, stabbed two people to death and left three others injured after going on a knife rampage at a conference on criminal rehabilitation beside London Bridge. He was tackled to the ground by bystanders before he was shot dead by police officers.

“This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offenses. He was released from prison in December 2018 on license,” Britain’s top counterterrorism officer, Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu, said in a statement. “Clearly, a key line of inquiry now is to establish how he came to carry out this attack.”

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