On 29 November, Met Police said a man had stabbed several people near and on London Bridge in the UK capital. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has confirmed that the suspect was shot dead on the spot, and the incident has been classified as a terrorist attack. Two people later died as a result of their injuries.
Britain reeled from a terrorist attack on 29 November after a knifeman identified as 28-year old Usman Khan, convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences and released in December 2018, went on a stabbing rampage and left two people dead before being shot by armed police on London Bridge.
New Delhi (Sputnik) - The Dawn has reported the London attacker as: “London Bridge attacker identified as Usman Khan, UK national of Pakistani origin” and “London attacker of Pakistani descent is terror convict: Officials”. He was earlier convicted for plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange in 2010, as well as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK Metropolitan Police said on Sunday that they had identified both victims of the recent terrorist attack near London Bridge, who turned out to be graduates of the University of Cambridge.
An attacker wearing a fake suicide vest stabbed two people to death during a terrorist incident at London Bridge on Friday and wounded three others before he was killed by law enforcement.
The UK capital's transport service said earlier in the day that London Bridge and its approaches were closed in both directions following the act of terror, in which a man and a woman were killed. Three others were wounded, one of them critically.
Following the deadly attack on London Bridge that took place on 29 November, police said that the perpetrator was not unknown to law enforcement and was on parole after serving a sentence on terrorism-related charges.
London Bridge remains closed as forensic scientists and investigators are working at the site of Friday’s stabbing, which claimed the lives of a man and a woman. Three other people were injured.
The knife attack on Friday claimed the lives of three people, including the perpetrator, who was released from prison nearly a year ago after serving a seven-year term.
On 29 November, a 28-year-old man stabbed several people in London, two of whom later died. The man, who was later shot by police, appeared to be a previously convicted terrorist, released from prison nearly a year ago after serving seven years.
LONDON (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom's government announced on Saturday that the country's flags on government buildings would fly at half-mast during the day to honour the victims of the Friday terror attack.
Met Police said on 29 November that a man had stabbed several people near and on London Bridge in the capital of the United Kingdom.
Two people were stabbed to death and three others injured on Friday at London Bridge by a man wearing a fake suicide vest. According to the police, three unidentified men managed to tackle and disarm the suspect.
Two people died and three people were injured after a 28-year-old man named by police as Usman Khan went on a stabbing rampage on 29 November at Fishmongers’ Hall at the north end of London Bridge. Authorities have called the incident a terror attack and said the man was known to police.
The attack, which is currently being treated as terrorism, took place in the middle of the day in the centre of the UK capital, with the perpetrator being shot by responding law enforcement.
An attacker stabbed several people on London Bridge in the UK capital earlier on Friday, according to a Metropolitan Police statement.
Earlier on Friday, the BBC reported that several shots had been fired at London Bridge, with the perpetrator being arrested by police.
Earlier in the day, UK media reported of a major incident in the heart of the British capital, saying that several shots had been fired at London Bridge.