British police name third London Bridge attacker as Youssef Zaghba
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 4:28
The terrorist attack in central London on Saturday left seven people dead and dozens more wounded, with 36 people still being treated in hospitals as of Tuesday.
Security has become a key issue in the run-up to Thursday's general election.
However, critics say the strategy is counterproductive, in that it breeds suspicion within communities and is counterproductive in that it puts people off sharing vital information with the police. However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly. Rachid R. was reportedly 30 years old, but he also went by the name Rachid E., whose age was listed as 25.
In earlier raids in the 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.
The first occurred when Khalid Masood drove a auto into pedestrians crossing Westminster Bridge, London March 22, killing four and injuring more than 50, before running into the ground of the Palace of Westminster and stabbing an unarmed policeman to death, after which Masood was shot dead. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incidents on Monday. Butt did not fall into that category when they last investigated him.
Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter. He has said cuts in the number of police officers have had an impact on the ability to prevent attacks. A string of opinion polls over the past couple of weeks have pointed to a narrowing in the gap between her Conservative Party and the main opposition Labour Party.
The area around Borough Market is not expected to reopen Tuesday.
A minute's silence was observed in Britain at 11 a.m. local time in memory of those killed during the attack.
The terror threat level remains at severe.
Less than two weeks after the United Kingdom became the victim of an act of terrorism, when an explosion at the end of Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Arena resulted in the deaths of 22 people and injured 119 others, London was targeted in another terrorist attack over the weekend.
Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless, Raphael Satter and Gregory Katz contributed from London.