London attacker of Pak origin

London attacker of Pak origin

Agency News

A convicted Islamist terrorist, who spent part of his teens in Pakistan and was released last year from a UK prison, is suspected to be the man who stabbed two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge, the police said on Saturday.

Police have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Usman Khan, inspired by the ideology of Al-Qaeda terror group, was previously sentenced to 16 years in prison term for his role in the London Stock Exchange bombing in 1990.

According to The Telegraph, at the time of his sentencing in 2012, the judge warned that he was a 'serious jihadist' who should not be released while he remained a threat to the public. Khan left school with no qualifications after spending part of his late teens in Pakistan, where he lived with his mother when she became ill, it said.

The BBC reported that Khan was out on licence from prison when he killed two people and injured three others in the stabbing attack on Friday, before he was shot dead by the Scotland Yard.