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    Five members of the personnel working at HM Prison Whitemoor near March, Cambridgeshire were stabbed by two inmates on Thursday. They are all alive and have been released from hospital.

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed gratitude to the staff of HM Prison Whitemoor, injured by two inmates who went on a stabbing rampage on Thursday, for their "courageous response" to the attack.

    The attack was perpetrated by two men, one of whom was reportedly identified​ as Brusthom Ziamani. The attacker, who is Muslim, had previously been found guilty of plotting a terror act in 2015.

    Clad in fake suicide vests, the inmates attacked one of the officers when he unlocked their cell on Thursday, 9 January.

    Three other officers and a nurse were wounded by the attackers, reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar".

    The Metropolitan Police confirmed that the assault is being treated as a terror attack.

    There has been concern over the increase in the number of reports of radicalisation of UK prisoners behind bars. Last month, a Muslim terrorist killed two people at London Bridge after being released from jail.

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