ISIS has claimed the London Bridge terror attack was carried out by one of its fighters.
The terrorist organisation said Usman Khan, who killed two people and injured more during a knife rampage on Friday, acted on their behalf.
The group relayed the information through its news agency Amaq in a post that was published on the TamTam and Telegram app.
However, the group is yet to provide any evidence of its claims.
The IS message claimed Khan was “responding to calls to target the nationals of Coalition countries”.
This phrase was used previously in a speech by the group’s former spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.
According to some experts, this points to someone who was perhaps inspired by ISIS’ ideology rather acting as one of the groups direct militants.
ISIS, also known as Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh has practically no territory left having been beaten out of their strongholds in the Middle East.
Khan was released from jail on licence 11 months ago after serving eight years for terrorism offences.
While in prison Khan wrote a letter asking his lawyer to help him enrol in a deradicalisation course so he could become a ‘good British citizen’.
He had been attending a conference at Fishmongers’ Hall about prisoner rehabilitation when he began the violence.
The 28-year-old was pursued and apprehended by members of the public and an off-duty British Transport Police officer.
He was shot dead by police on London Bridge having exposed what turned out to be a fake suicide vest.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu confirmed properties in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent associated with terrorism were raided today.
Mr Basu said officers had not found any evidence so far which pointed to Khan having accomplices.