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Two years on, London Bridge witnesses another terrorist attack

By Gagandeep Sokhey . 30th November 2019 05:22pm
Two years on, London Bridge witnesses another terrorist attack


London Bridge has remained the targeted area for terrorist attacks previously killing several people and this happened again where the suspect attacked civilians.



The London police have identified the suspect who is Usman Khan, a 28-year-old person who was involved in the bombings of the London Stock Exchange in 1990 and is a part of the Al-Qaida terror group.



He was sentenced to 16 years in prison term due to the bombings in 2012 and the judge also warned that he should not be released because of the threat to the public. The judge even called him a "serious jihadist".



The suspect, Usman Khan was released from prison in December 2018 on the license, as shared by the reports of Anti-terror chief, Neil Basu.

He shared, 
"As regards what we have understood, the attacker attended an event on Friday afternoon at the Fishmongers' Hall". We believe that the attack began inside the hall before he left the building and proceeded onto the London Bridge where he was detained and shot by the armed officers"



Two people were killed in the attack while several got injured in the stabbing attack on London Bridge. Later, the police shot the suspect dead who was wearing a fake suicide vest.

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SAFEGUARDING PEOPLE

Several buildings near the London Bridge were put into a lockdown state as a part of the evacuation of the area. People staying in nearby locations have been told to evacuate the area as wide police cordon remains in the area over the weekend.



This attack came a few weeks after the UK threat was downgraded from severe to substantial as the chief anti-terror personnel shared that its likely to happen.

In 2017, London Bridge was the main target when terrorists attacked and killed 11 people after ramming a van onto the pedestrians.