Two London attackers named by police

Nick Mcbride
June 6, 2017

Commuters could be seen walking across the partially re-opened London Bridge Monday morning.

The London vehicle and knife attack left seven dead and dozens wounded.

They drove their hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market.

Trump has leaped on the London attacks as evidence of the need for hardline security measures in the United States, including a ban on travelers from some Muslim countries. May said the victims included a "number of nationalities", saying it was "an attack on the free world".

Police are working to identify the third attacker. The issue has become a key one in the run-up to Thursday's general election. Even British Prime Minister Theresa May, a Conservative, expressed her support for the mayor, a member of the Labour Party.

In Monday's statement, police also said two of the 12 people arrested since the attack as possible accomplices have been freed.

The other slain assailant was British citizen born in Pakistan, Khuram Butt, 27, who had been known to security services.

Another terrorist, Rachid Redouane, was named Monday afternoon.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick asked for extra resources after the third terror attack in 10 weeks hit Britain at the weekend.

The three men, who wore fake suicide vests, were shot to death by police.

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Both Butt and Redouane had been living in Barking, east London, police say. His father used to work at a fruit and vegetable stall in east London, but died in 2003.

Trump said London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

The officer, who is a rugby player, was one of the first on the scene and ran towards the attackers despite being unarmed.

Most of the London Underground stations reopened Monday in the neighborhood where the attack took place, allowing life to resume after more than 24 hours of lockdown.

A minute's silence was observed in Britain at 11 a.m. local time in memory of those killed during the attack.

Butt is a father of two and had previously worked in KFC and in the customer service for the London Underground as a trainee.

Khan acknowledged that there were thousands of potential suspects under consideration by the police.

It was lowered once intelligence agencies were comfortable this wasn't the case.

Thousands of Muslims worldwide have condemned terrorism in recent years, as noted in a 712-page Google document maintained by an American Muslim student, a CNN report said.

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