ISIL Claim Responsibility for Fatal London Bridge Knife-Attack

Police Say the Attacker Had Previously Been Jailed for Terrorism Offences


The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge knife-attack that happened on Friday. The attack left two people dead and several others wounded.

28-year-old Usman Khan, who was wearing a fake suicide vest and wielding knives, was shot dead at the scene after carrying out the attack which began at a conference on criminal rehabilitation near the bridge.

The jihadist group released a statement on Saturday saying Khan “was a fighter from the Islamic State, and did so in response to calls to target citizens of coalition countries”.

The police confirmed that Khan had a felony record and had previously been imprisoned for “terrorism” offenses.

One of the victims who died in the incident has been identified as 25-year-old Jack Merritt.