Friday, December 6, 2019

London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan's body flown to Pakistan for village burial

The body of the London Bridge terrorist who killed two young Cambridge graduates has been flown to Pakistan for a burial ceremony.

Usman Khan's parents were "scared" to bury him in the UK and have opted for it to be "low key", a cousin claims.

The 28-year-old will instead be buried in his family's ancestral village in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir after a pre-burial ritual known as a Janaza took place in a Birmingham mosque

The convicted extremist fatally stabbed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, while attending a conference hosted by the Learning Together prisoner rehabilitation programme last Friday.

Armed with two kitchen knives and a fake suicide vest, Khan was chased out of Fishmongers' Hall and tackled by a group of heroes before he was shot dead by armed police.

Khan's body was released by the City of London coroner this week.

Officials at Islamabad International Airport told Sky News that Khan's body had arrived on a passenger flight which departed the UK on Thursday afternoon.

The plane landed on Friday morning.

Khan's parents and other close family members are planning to bury the killer in their home village, a cousin added.

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