London Bridge Attacker Identified As Terror Convict Of Pakistani Origin
Police have identified the attacker who killed two people in a stabbing at London Bridge on Friday as a man named Usman Khan of Pakistani origin, who had previously been convicted of terror activities, including a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange in 2010.
On Friday, two people had been killed in a knife attack at London Bridge. Police arrived at the scene and shot the suspect at the spot. Two people died while three others were injured.
According to BBC.com, the suspect was a former prisoner and had been convicted of a terrorist offence.
According to Independent, the attacker had previous links to al-Muhajiroun, a group led by radical preacher Anjem Choudry.
Moreover, multiple UK media outlets have stated that Usman Khan had been part of an Al-Qaeda inspired terror group that planned to bomb the London Stock Exchange in 2010.
A report in the Telegraph has said that the suspect had spent part of his teenage in Pakistan, living in the country when his mother was ill. He returned to UK and started preaching radical Islam. Furthermore, he had made plans to use his family’s land in Kashmir to build establish a terror training facility.