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London police identify two attackers

London police identify two attackers
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London’s Metropolitan police have named two of the three men who allegedly killed seven people and injured dozens more near London Bridge late on Saturday.

Detectives have also revealed that one of them was previously known to police and Britain’s domestic security service, MI5, however there was no intelligence suggest an attack was being planned.

27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt, pictured below on the left, was a Pakistani-born British citizen.

Updates: Two men shot dead by police following terrorist attack in #LondonBridge#BoroughMarket named https://t.co/prQUaxy2k4pic.twitter.com/LR4klVhZ64

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 5, 2017

The second assailant has been named as 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, who was also known as Rachid Elkhdar. He reportedly claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.

Both men lived in the same area of east London where police made a “number of arrests” on Monday morning, adding to the 12 detained following raids in Barking over the weekend.

As the investigation continues to establish the identity of the third attacker London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan led a vigil in honour of the victims at Potters Field Park, near London Bridge.

“London stands in defiance of this cowardly attack on our city, our people, our values and our way of life. As the Mayor of London I want to send a clear message to the sick and evil extremists who commit these hideous crimes. We will defeat you. You will not win,” said Khan to widespread applause.

Officials say 36 people remain in hospital with 18 critically ill.

The #LondonBridge attack vigil was wonderfully observed. Our thoughts are with all those affected. pic.twitter.com/wYePksAv4K

— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 5, 2017

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