Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge terrorist attack, saying that it was carried out by one of their fighters, the group's Amaq news agency stated.

However, they did not provide any evidence to support their claim.

The group claimed that they attacked countries that were part of a coalition fighting the terror outfit in different parts of the world.

On Friday, two people died and three people were injured in a stabbing incident on London Bridge.

A man and a woman were killed in the attack, while, two women and a man were injured and still remains in the hospital.

The attack happened at the Fishmongers' Hall, on the London Bridge where a conference was being held on Prison Rehabilitation.

The Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of London Neil Basu said that the attack began inside the building and then continued onto the bridge.

The attacker was restrained by bystanders, who was then shot dead by police officers after they reached the spot. The police said that the suspect was wearing a hoax suicide vest, and brandishing knives.

Later it was found out that the man behind the attack was a convicted terrorist named Usman Khan. He was arrested in 2010 for conspiring and raising funds for several terror-related activities including plotting to attack the London Stock Exchange. After spending eight years in jail, the suspect was released in 2018 on parole.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the emergency services for their immense bravery in responding to the terrorist attack. He also sent his condolences to the families of the victims. He tweeted, "I want to thank the emergency services and members of the public for their immense bravery in responding to this suspected terrorist attack at London Bridge. This is an appalling incident and all my thoughts are with the victims and their families."

After the incident, London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted, "London is united and resilient - we will not allow this vile terrorist attack to disrupt our way of life. The best way you can show a robust response to yesterday's events is to continue to enjoy London, particularly in this crucial time ahead of Christmas."