UK: Police reveal names of London attackers

6th Jun 2017
UK: Police reveal names of London attackers

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal

 

LONDON (AA): U.K. police revealed on Monday the identities of two attackers that helped carry out Saturday’s terrorist attack in London.

At least seven people died and close to 50 were injured when three men drove into crowds in city center before going on a stabbing spree at Borough Market.

Police responded to the incident within minutes and shot dead the three assailants.

The Scotland Yard said one of them was Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a Pakistan-born individual who had been investigated by MI5 and UK police.

The other attacker was Rachid Redouane, 30, who went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar and is believed to be of Moroccan or Libyan origin.

The efforts on identifying the third attacker are ongoing, police said.

Meanwhile, all 12 people who were arrested after the attack were released without charges, they added.

Daesh had claimed responsibility for London attack, as it did for the Manchester bombing nearly two weeks ago, in which 22 were killed.

*Satuk Bugra Kutlugun contributed from Ankara

[Photo: Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Labour party MP Diana Abbott speak at a vigil at City Hall to honour victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack in London, England on June 05, 2017. This follows the terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market, central London, where seven people were killed and three assailants were shot dead by police. Photographer Ray Tang/AA]

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