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

ISIS HAS claimed responsibility for the London Bridge terror attack in which two people were killed.

Usman Khan, 28, wore a fake suicide vest and stabbed two people during a rampage that began at a seminar about prison rehabilitation at the capital’s Fishmongers’ Hall.

The convicted terrorist, who was in attendance for the seminar, initially threatened to blow up the building before he began attacking those in attendance, using at least one knife.

He was eventually forced out of the building, with several members of the public giving chase before armed police intervened to shoot Khan dead on the north end of London Bridge.

ISIS took responsibility via its own news agency.

The group claimed the attack was carried out in response to the UK’s ongoing involvement in conflicts in the Middle East.

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They said: “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.”

ISIS has yet to provide any evidence confirming their involvement in the attack.
Khan had been living in Staffordshire prior to the incident.

He was previously sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange and a terrorist training camp.

He was released after serving just seven years of his sentence.