Incident Summary:

11/29/2019: An assailant, wearing a fake explosives-laden vest, stabbed participants at a Learning Together conference organized by the University of Cambridge at Fishmongers' Hall on the London bridge in London, England, United Kingdom. In addition to the assailant, two people were killed and three others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to a Jihadi-inspired extremist. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) made an unsubstantied claim for the attack.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on the London Bridge.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
A knife and a fake suicide vest were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Amaq News Agency claimed that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) carried out the attack and that the attack was in response to calls from the group to target civilians in countries that are fighting against ISIL; however, the veracity of this claim could not be verified. The victims included civilians Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamic State claims knife attack in UK," The Star (South Africa), December 2, 2019.
"Inspired from Al-Qaeda’s ideology, London Bridge attacker had planned to carry out attacks in Kashmir: UK Judge," Jagran Post, December 1, 2019.
"Terrorist in fake suicide vest kills two on UK street," Irish Independent, November 30, 2019.