Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

London Bridge attack: Pakistani-origin man named as one of the attackers

London Bridge attack: Pakistani-origin man named as one of the attackers

Detectives are still working to identify the third attacker.

Police shot and killed all three attackers, who were wearing suicide belts that turned out to be fakes.

Police on Monday named two of the three men behind the London terror attack, saying one was known to security services, but that there had been no intelligence about an attack.

Police said it is not yet known how Butt knew Redouane, 30, who was believed to have been carrying an Irish-issued ID when he was shot dead by police. He was not known to the police authorities. All three have been claimed by the Islamic State group.

But May's own record came under fire from Labour, which - according to opinion polls questioned for their reliability - has closed the gap on her Conservatives ahead of Thursday's election.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn voiced support for those calling on May resign because of her role in reducing police staffing, but he said the best remedy was to vote her out.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan's speech roused the quiet crowd of thousands into hearty applause of agreement when he spoke of his disgust of - and defiance at - the horror of Saturday's events.

"Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days", Khan said Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Theresa May says 11 people remain in custody for possible connections to the attack. After his election past year, Khan tweeted criticism of then-candidate Trump's rhetoric, saying his "ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe".

Donald Trump has doubled down on his attacks aimed at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, criticising the politician again in the wake of a major terror attack.

A White House spokeswoman followed up. "There's no reason to be alarmed".

"We are ready to have those hard conversations, as equal citizens with an equal stake in this fight", he said in a statement Monday. Pedestrians and cars were allowed across London Bridge.

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But an announcement - made before the Manchester and London Bridge attacks - that they planned to make some of the elderly pay more for their care saw that lead start to shrink, to between one and 12 points now. At least one former high-ranking security official has said Islamic extremists should be placed in internment camps.

MALCOLM BRABANT: And moderate Muslim spokesman Mustafa Field also believes in community-based deradicalization programs.

Witnesses told the BBC that van hit "five or six people, ' then the attackers exited the vehicle and pursued others in a "rampage" in which hundreds ran for their lives". There is nothing sophisticated about what they are doing. She called it "an evil ideology" that perverts Islam and perverts the truth.

Imagine the shock and terror of people walking across the bridge on Saturday night when they realized the van was hurdling straight for them at 50 miles per hour - the driver determined to hurt or kill as many people as he could. There's been a minute of silence.

The threat level in the United Kingdom is to remain at "severe", Prime Minister Theresa May said, indicating that another attack is highly likely.

For the PBS NewsHour, I'm Malcolm Brabant in London.

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Trump presented the remark out of context, implying Khan had said that Londoners should not be alarmed by terrorism. Khan had told Londoners there was "no reason to be alarmed" about an increased police presence in the coming days.


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