Police Identify 2 London Terrorists

London terrorists
(Metropolitan Police)

Metropolitan Police released the names and photos Monday of two of the three terrorists who perpetrated the deadly attack on London Bridge and Borough Market Saturday night.

The two men were identified by Met Counter Terrorism Command as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from the east London neighborhood of Barking.

Investigators are still conducting inquiries to confirm the identity of the third terrorist.

Butt was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan on April 20, 1990. Redouane, born July 31, 1986, “had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan,” Met Police said. Redouane had also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, with a different date of birth (July 31, 1991).

Butt was known to the police and MI5, but “there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly,” said Met Police. Redouane was not known to authorities.

“Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else,” said Met Police. “We cannot say more about them at this stage.”

Police are asking that anyone who has any information about the terrorists come forward to assist them with the investigation. Detectives “are particularly keen to hear about places they may have frequented and their movements in the days and hours before the attack.”

Police arrested 12 people on Sunday, but announced Monday evening that all have been released without charge.

Seven people were killed and 48 hospitalized in the ramming and stabbing attack Saturday night. Thirty-six of the victims are still in the hospital, 18 in critical condition.


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