Three more arrests in London terror probe

Olive Rios
June 10, 2017

They previously identified two other men as attackers: 27-year-old Khuram Sharzad Butt, a British citizen born in Pakistan, and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, who "claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan".

All three men have been taken into custody for questioning at a south London police station while detectives search the residential address and a business premises in Ilford.

All three attackers were shot dead by police.

Pressure has been building on police to explain why one of the three attackers had managed to slip under the radar despite having known links to extremists. While he was not a person of MI5 interest, he had been stopped by Italian police a year ago on his way to Turkey and said he was going to be a terrorist, The Guardian is reporting.

Eight people died and a further 48 people were injured in what was Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months.

LONDON: British police investigating the deadly attacks on London Bridge on Saturday said they had arrested three more suspects, as footage of the moment officers shot the assailants dead appeared online.

"They believe two of the men are Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking, east London".

Questions are being raised about whether British police missed crucial warning signs that could have prevented the attack.

Mr Thomas was last seen walking along London Bridge with his girlfriend Christine Delcros, who was seriously injured.

A group of 130 imams and religious leaders have refused to perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the London Bridge attackers.

Zaghba had been detained in March 2016 at Marconi Airport in the northern Italian city of Bologna when about to board a flight to Istanbul, according to Ansa.

Following the attack, 12 people were arrested in connection with it on June 4, even as the homes of one of the deceased attackers was raided. They first drove a rented can into a crowd and then jumped out and randomly stabbed people they encountered.

After that incident, Italian authorities entered his information in SIS - the Schengen Information System - a network that allows Schengen countries to enter and consult intelligence about people wanted or missing, the papers said.

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