In Britain, three people suffered injuries in a terrorist attack in south London, during which Scotland Yard officers shot dead a terror suspect strapped with a hoax bomb. Metropolitan Police said, yesterday’s incident in Streatham was part of an active counter-terror operation during which the male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The slain terrorist was released from prison recently after serving half of a three-year-and-four-month sentence for the possession and circulation of terrorist material. He has been named by the UK media as Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman, a London student believed to have family roots in Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a statement reiterated plans for tougher sentences for convicted terrorists. He said they will today announce further plans for fundamental changes to the system for dealing with those convicted of terrorism offences.