Third London Bridge Terror Attacker Named As Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba

Italian media say officials stopped Zagbha in the Bologna airport in March 2016; he had planned to fly to Istanbul and then apparently make the trek to Syria to team up with ISIS; a search of his phone revealed jihadist propaganda. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss details of the case.

Butt and Rachid Redouane were named on Monday (June 5) as two of the men responsible, and on Tuesday (June 6) the third man was named as Youssef Zaghba, an Italian of Moroccan origin.

However, Italy put him on a list of people considered "at risk", as a potential "foreign fighter" and informed both British and Moroccan authorities of his movements, the paper said. Italy has expelled more than 40 people in the past two years who were suspected of radicalisation activities but for whom there was insufficient evidence to bring formal charges.

"I feel like I did what any other person would have done", he said.

TRT World's Sarah Morice reports from London.

But British police said Zaghba was "not a police or MI5 subject of interest".

In a statement about the recovery of the body Tuesday, police said they haven't formally identified the victim - though they asked for information about 45-year-old Xavier Thomas, a French national who has been missing since Saturday.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq news agency.

Questions are being raised about whether British police missed crucial warning signs that could have prevented the attack.

In fact, Butt was one of the main characters in a television documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door". Redouane had not aroused any suspicions. Butt did not fall into that category when they last investigated him.

'A small number of the highest priority investigations involve current attack planning, and these investigations command a significant proportion of our resource, ' police said.

Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter. Transport for London confirmed he worked for London Underground in customer services before leaving last October.

Armed police officers after an attack in London.

"We can confirm that 46 shots in total were fired by eight police officers - three officers from City of London police and five from the Metropolitan police service". Borough Market, a popular gathering place, remains closed.

Dozens of people gathered in driving rain at the end of London Bridge, where a growing mound of flowers sits beside a police cordon.

A nationwide minute of silence was held at 11 am to honour all the victims.

  • Leroy Wright