British police name two London Bridge attackers

British police name two London Bridge attackers

British police name two London Bridge attackers

Police said Redouane also used the name of Rachid Elkhdar and a different date of birth that gave his age as 25. He had said he was Moroccan and Libyan.

A 27-year-old man known as "Abz" has been identified as one of the terrorists behind the attack in London.

Police have reviewed London's 33 bridges and added protective barriers to Westminster Bridge, the scene of a similar attack in April.

Ten people arrested in east London on Sunday in connection with the attack have been released without charge.

May said the department's had personnel saved "countless lives" by killing the three accused within eight minutes during the recent attacks in London. They described him as a quiet family man who kept to himself.

Pedestrians were struck by a van on London Bridge before attackers stabbed a police officer and revellers around Borough Market with 12in knives.

Three Metropolitan Police officers and one British Transport Police officer were injured during the attack, the police said in a statement Monday, and one of the officers is still in serious condition. At least seven people were killed. Work to inform the next of kin of the victims is ongoing. At that time, Erdan noted the similarity between the incident and Palestinian terror attacks in Israel, writing on Facebook, "Terror is terror, in Jerusalem, Paris or as we unfortunately see again, this time in Manchester".

"The investigation into this horrific attack is fast moving and complex as we piece together a fuller picture of what occurred".

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In earlier raids in the ethnically diverse London suburb of Barking, police arrested seven women and five men aged between 19 and 60 at two properties in the hours after Saturday night's rampage.

"We spoke about a particular attack that happened and, like most radicals, he had a justification for anything - everything and anything". Our work necessarily involves making hard judgements about how to prioritise the resources available to us at a time when the United Kingdom is facing a SEVERE and high tempo terrorist threat.

"There are 500 current terrorism investigations, involving 3,000 current subjects of interest".

"Our work necessarily involves making hard judgments about how to prioritize the resources available to us at a time when the U.K.is facing a severe and high tempo terrorist threat", police said.

Asserting that Britain will continue to support military action to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria, she said, "working with other democratic governments we will agree ways to regulate cyberspace and prevent the spread of extremism and terrorist planning online".

The Metropolitan Police has not yet commented on what, if anything, they knew about the attackers before Saturday.

The head of the Site intelligence group says the terror group claimed its fighters carried out the attack.

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