'I ain't no terrorist': London Bridge attacker in 2008

A passer-by holds down the terror suspect as armed police arrive at the scene

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The incident at London Bridge has raised questions about the policy of releasing convicted terrorists on licence.

The two victims killed in a stabbing attack on London Bridge were graduates of the University of Cambridge, London's Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement on Sunday. Three others were injured, one of whom is in a critical but stable state.

He added that there were 74 other convicted terrorists now on the streets who have also been released early, and he promised to toughen their monitoring. He was released on licence in December 2018 - subject to an "extensive list of licence conditions", Met Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.

He killed a man and a woman in the knife rampage and injured three others.

He was wearing an electronic tag.

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According to video circulated on social media, he was held back by two men using a whale tusk and fire extinguisher before others joined them to pin him down.

A British Transport Police officer in a suit and tie who also intervened was later seen carrying a large knife away.

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Police said Khan acted alone and emphasized that this was an isolated incident.

Police believe he began the attack at Fishmonger's Hall, a historic building said to contain many ancient artefacts on the north side of the bridge.

Khan was part of an al Qaida-inspired terror group - linked to radical preacher Anjem Choudary - that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp on land in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir owned by his family.

The accused men denied the charges.

Khan, who is believed to have been 15 at the time, was interviewed in response to a police raid on his home.United Kingdom authorities have confirmed Khan was a jihadist and considered a serious threat to the public.

"But it is clear to me that this guy was out, he'd served half of his sentence".

Jack, 25, from Cotenham in Cambridgeshire, was a course coordinator of the Cambridge University Learning Together prison rehabilitation programme.

Khan, 28, was shot dead on the bridge while wearing a fake explosives vest by police.

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Security officials earlier this month had downgraded Britain's terrorism threat level.

Mr Johnson vowed to "toughen up sentences" if the Conservatives win the general election on 12 December. Politicians have temporarily suspended campaigning.

"We've seen somebody who is fuelled by hate doing something absolutely bad... but also we saw the bravery of mankind as well".

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Pieenar's Politics, Ms Swinson said: "This was an opportunity for Boris Johnson to be a statesman and yet again he has failed in that and just shown why he is not fit for the job of Prime Minister".

Three others, who have not been named, were wounded in the attack.

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Mr Johnson penned an article setting out the new stance in The Mail on Sunday newspaper, under the headline: "Give me a majority and I'll keep you safe from terror". "The bravery of the emergency services and ordinary Londoners is incredible", he said.

Both were graduates involved in a prisoner rehabilitation program that was organizing a conference that Khan was attending, where he chose to start his attack.

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Forensic officers attend the scene in central London, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, after an attack on London Bridge on Friday. While condemning the attack, White House spokesperson Judd Deere offered "full support to our ally, the United Kingdom".

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