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London Muslim attacker released last year after terrorism offenses

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The 28-year-old Muslim man who killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge before London police shot him dead had been released from prison after a previous conviction for terrorism offenses.

Wearing a fake suicide vest and wielding knives, Islamic terrorist Usman Khan went on the rampage on Friday afternoon at a conference on criminal rehabilitation beside London Bridge. He was wrestled to the ground by bystanders and then shot dead by London police.

Terrorist Usman Khan, whose family is from Pakistan-controlled Azad Kashmir, was convicted in 2012 for his part in a Terrorist organization al-Qaeda-inspired plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange. He was released in December 2018 subject to conditions.

“This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offenses,” Britain’s top counter-terrorism police officer, Neil Basu, said in a statement.

Two innocent people - a man and a woman - were killed in the terrorist attack. In addition, a man and two women were injured and remain in hospital, Neil Basu said.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has called a snap election for Dec. 12th and is due to host NATO leaders including President Donald J.Trump next week, said it was a terrorist attack and that Britain would never be cowed.

30th November 2019

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