ISIS claim responsibility

The terrorist who yesterday stabbed two people to death on London Bridge was acting in revenge over the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

ISIS have claimed responsibility over the attack in which two people and the attacker were killed.

The terrorist organisation said Usman Khan, 28, had acted on their behalf, though the group did not provide any evidence this is the case.

It added that the attack was made in response to Islamic State calls to target countries that have been part of a coalition fighting the jihadist group. 

‘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,’ IS said, referring to a multi-country alliance against the group. 

It had previously been speculated that the attack may have been revenge for the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  

The first of the murdered victims has been named.

One of the people stabbed to death in Friday’s attack at London Bridge has been named as 25-year-old University of Cambridge graduate, Jack Merritt.

He was one of two people killed when 28-year-old Usman Khan launched the attack at a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation.


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