London Terrorist Attack Hours After Islamic State Outlet Called For Knife And Vehicle Assaults On Civilians

An Islamic State group propaganda outlet exhorted would-be jihadists to carry out vehicle and knife attacks on civilians, just hours before three terrorists went on a rampage in central London.

The message sent out on an encrypted messaging app urged attackers to “gain benefit from Ramadan” and “kill the civilians of the Crusaders. Run over them by vehicles”.

The message followed another attempt last month by Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil) to encourage jihadists to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month.

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