London police make fresh raids, arrests / ISIL claims responsibility over attack

Lawrence Kim
June 6, 2017

British authorities say that have identified the three attackers but have not revealed that information publicly.

May said the three recent attacks which have claimed at least 34 lives are not thought to be connected.

After militants killed seven people and injured 48 in London, British Prime Minister Theresa May resumes campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted. London is one of a number of US embassies around the world without an ambassador due to delays in appointments that President Trump blames on "obstructionist" Democrat lawmakers.

The identity of the first of the victims killed by the attackers was released Monday.

Dr. David Docherty, president of Mount Royal University, where Archibald took courses, expressed his great sadness upon learning of her death.

May has said counter-terrorism budgets have been protected and the police were given the powers they need.

Speaking on the BBC's Today program Dick pointed to "volatile" plotters that carry out basic attacks with very little planning time.

Two of the men shot dead by police following the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday are seen in this undated combination image of two photographs, received in London via the Metropolitan Police in London on June 5, 2017.

The attack began late Saturday night when three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, police said.

Police said on Sunday they were holding 11 people, all arrested in raids on two addresses in Barking in suburban east London.

Kathy Christiansen, executive director of Alpha House in Calgary, said Archibald had worked at the non-profit until recently and that she will remain in the hearts of her friends and colleagues.

On Monday the Liberal Democrats urged May to publish a report that covers the funding of extremist activities in the United Kingdom that dates back to her time as Home Secretary. "Theresa May talks of the need to have some hard and sometimes embarrassing conversations", the Lib Dem leader Tim Farron wrote in the Guardian.

May said that since 2015 police budgets had been protected "despite the fact that Jeremy Corbyn's frontbench suggested that police budgets should be cut by up to 10 per cent". He promised more police officers and a pay-rise for those already serving if elected.

May said Monday that Britain's counterterrorism operations are fully funded, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan - a Labour figure - said cuts to police have been draconian. Ultimately, they want us to turn on each other.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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