Britain frees 12 detained after London attack

Tributes are being paid to the people killed in the attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market as details of the victims emerge.

The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera said in a report that the Italian intelligence services reported Youssef's movements to their British counterparts.

Police have named the attackers as Khurum Butt, 27, who had been known for his extremist views; 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, also known as Rachid Elkhdar; and Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent who was reportedly working in a London restaurant.

London Metropolitan Police Monday released the names of the other two terrorists, Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Radouane, 30, who were both from the Barking area of London.

Khuram Butt, of Barking, was known to British police and MI5 and was subject to an investigation in 2015. King's College Hospital is caring for 14 of the 48 people hospitalized and according to the NHS, 21 people remain in critical condition.

Two men were arrested on a street in Ilford, the Metropolitan Police said.

A police officer who was stabbed in the eye trying to stop the attackers with his baton said Thursday he was sorry he couldn't do more.

The Islamic gym where Butt worked out said Tuesday they had seen nothing of concern during his time there.

The security forces have been raiding addresses in London.

"I am going to be a terrorist", he told officials after he was stopped.

'He is believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan dissent.

Zaghba's name was put on the The Schengen Information System - a red flag warning system informing European nations if criminals are trying to enter their country - based on intelligence provided by Italian authorities in March past year.

An Italian police source confirmed to the BBC that Zaghba, who lived in east London, had been on a watch list shared with many countries including the UK. All three were shot dead by police minutes after the deadly terror assault began.

Just two days before the United Kingdom election, Prime Minister Theresa May has faced a barrage of criticism for cutting 20,000 officers from police forces in her time as Home Secretary.

Much attention has focused on what authorities knew about Butt before the attack.

A group of 130 imams and religious leaders have refused to perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the London Bridge attackers.

Seven people are known to have died in the attack, so if Mr Thomas was also killed it would bring the death toll to eight.

The London attack followed a bombing that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, northern England, on May 22.

  • Zachary Reyes