British police name two London Bridge attackers

With flags flying at half mast, Britain fell silent as clocks struck 11am (6pm Singapore time) to remember the seven people killed and dozens injured in the central London attack last Saturday evening.

The Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported Tuesday that Youssef Zaghba had been stopped in Italy while trying to go to Syria in 2016.

At least two of the men were known to British intelligence and law-enforcement officials, raising questions about whether anything could have been done to prevent the assault.

May defended her government's stance on the issue, saying that her Conservative government had protected police budgets.

Zaghba "was not a police or MI5 subject of interest", according to Metropolitan Police.

On Twitter, President Donald Trump called out Mayor Khan for telling the public that there was "no reason to be alarmed" after the attack, seemingly taking the mayor's message out of context. I'm too busy to respond to his tweets.

A minute's silence was observed in Britain at 11 a.m. local time (1000 GMT) in memory of those killed during the attack. Two additional addresses were searched on Monday.

Asked if he would back calls made by others for May to resign, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Sky News: "Indeed I would. Her remarks came soon after the London Bridge attack that shook United Kingdom on Saturday night.

In that spirit, her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson, and his family said they plan to start a charity in her name.


Two men are now in custody on suspicion of violating the Terrorism Act.

The attackers were Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a British citizen born in Pakistan, and Rachid Redouane, 30, who had claimed to be both Moroccan and Libyan, police said in a statement.

One of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge was previously investigated by British security services but had not been viewed as a serious threat, British police say, as all 12 people arrested in connection to the attack are released without charge.

The investigation into Butt began in 2015. Investigations involving known plots, authorities say, take up the bulk of the security services' resources.

The extremist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack. Eighteen people remain in critical condition.

Christine Archibald and Kirsty Boden were among teh first victims to be named.

The 22-year-old lived in east London but was an Italian national of Moroccan descent.

He said of Butt: "We will probably discover information on covert communications that were (not in) our knowledge that if we had access to those communications it may have changed our judgment".


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