ISIS has tonight claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack and says the terrorist was one of its fighters.
The terror organisation’s news agency has now announced Khan was one of its fighters.
Khan, 28, was jailed for eight years in 2012 for terror offences.
He was released towards the end of his sentence in December last year.
As questions surfaced over Khan’s early release, the Parole Board said in a statement they had “no involvement” – and that the terrorist appeared “to have been released automatically on licence (as required by law), without ever being referred to the Board”.
In response to the revelations, Boris Johnson said it was a “mistake” to allow Khan out early.
Mr Johnson, who has pledged a crackdown on violent crime, said: “It is important we get out of that habit and enforce the appropriate sentences for dangerous criminals, especially for terrorists.”