Three people were injured in the attack in the Streatham area.
The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack on passers-by in South London, which was carried out on the eve of 20-year-old Sudesh Amman.
A message posted on social media on behalf of ISIS said that the attacker was a “warrior” of this group, and his actions are related to the recent call of the ISIS leadership to commit terrorist attacks against citizens of countries fighting jihadists in Syria and Iraq.
Three people were injured in the attack in the Streatham area. The police shot the attacker. The investigation considers the attack a terrorist attack.
Sudesh Amman was released from prison just a week ago, where he was serving a three-year sentence for terrorism-related crimes. He was released early after serving only half of his sentence.
This is the second time in London recently that a person released from prison early has committed attacks. In November, Usman Khan killed two people with a knife on the London Bridge. The police shot him.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that the right to early release of people convicted of terrorism-related crimes should be restricted. According to Johnson, they should not be released automatically, without additional checks. Johnson did not rule out that the legislation will be changed to prevent the early release of those who are already in prison.
At the same time, the attacker’s mother claims that he was influenced by radical ideas while already in prison.