London Bridge terrorist’s body flown to Pakistan for burial in family’s village

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.

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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.

The cousin said Khan's parents want a "low key" burial and they didn't want to bury him in the UK because they were "scared".

Meanwhile, the last of three people who survived the attack has been discharged from hospital.

Dr Vin Diwakar, medical director for the NHS in London, said: "All three people taken to hospital following Friday's attack at London Bridge are recovering well and the final patient has been discharged home.

"I would like to thank all our wonderful NHS staff for the care given to those who were hurt.

"Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of those who sadly lost their lives and all those who have been impacted.

"NHS mental health advice and support is available for anyone affected by these events.

"In the first instance, call NHS 111 and look at the NHS website, with specialist services available if needed.

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