London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan may have launched his attack after plotting revenge for the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, experts claim.
The terror chief was killed in October during a military raid on his home in Syria.
Once described as “one of the most evil men in history”, al-Baghdadi had a $25million bounty placed on his head in 2016.
Now, experts claim 28-year-old Usman Khan may have carried out yesterday’s terror atrocity in vengance.
Colonel Richard Kemp, ex-COBRA security committee chief, said: “If he turns out to be an Islamic terrorist, he was likely inspired by Islamic State.
“It is even possible his action was in revenge for al-Baghdadi’s death. It’s something ISIS has called for since the US Delta Force raid in Syria.”
It is also thought that Khan is ‘likely’ to have been one of 20,000 jihadi suspects on a UK watchlist.
Khan was automatically freed from prison a year ago and wearing an electronic monitoring tag.
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