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UKLondon Bridge Terror Attack

Saturday 30 November 2019, by siawi3


London Bridge Terror Attack - Nov 29, 2019

8m ago 01:35
What we know so far

Two people, one man and one woman, died after being stabbed in an attack that started at Fishmongers’ Hall during a conference about rehabilitating offenders.
Two women and one man were injured and remain in hospital.
The suspect was shot dead by police on London Bridge, about 2pm. He has been identified as Usman Khan, a 28-year-old man who was jailed for terrorism offences in 2012 after pleading guilty to involvement in the 2010 Stock Exchange Plot.
He was arrested in December 2010 and released on licence (parole) in December 2018, wearing an electronic tag. He had reportedly been invited to attend the Learning Together conference.
Nine men, including Khan, pleaded guilty on the eve of their trial to plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, and had a handwritten list noting the names and addresses of other potential targets including Boris Johnson, who was then mayor of London.
The plot was said to be inspired by al-Qaida.
The sentencing judge identified Khan and two others as “the more serious jihadists” and said they should not be released until they were no longer a threat to the public.
Johnson telegraphed concerns with the parole system in his second press statement late on Friday, telling reporters had “long argued” that it was a “mistake to allow serious and violent criminals to come out of prison early.”