London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 8, 2017

Zaghba's mother, who is a convert to Islam, told police she was anxious about her son when she went to collect him after he was stopped at the airport, an investigative source said.

On Saturday, Zaghrab, alongside Khuram Shazad Butt - who is of Pakistani origin - and Rachid Redouane, drove a van through crowds on London Bridge before entering Borough Market and attacking people with knives. Thomas' girlfriend was struck and seriously injured by the van. His cousin, 18-year-old Bilal Dar, told The Associated Press that Butt's uncle was taken in for questioning.

"I feel like I did what any other person would have done", he said. And it transpires he was able to enter the United Kingdom, despite being placed on an EU-wide watch list after being stopped at Bologna Airport, in Italy, in 2016. "But perhaps more importantly, authorities also believed that the existence of such groups would allow authorities to keep an eye on suspects, given that members were on the radar of authorities", said Shiraz Maher, deputy director of the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence.

During the confrontation, passers-by can be seen throwing objects at the attackers before the last victim is shown stumbling away.

Italian authorities said Zaghba was stopped at the Bologna airport in 2016 and questioned in Italy, but never charged with a crime.

Erica Gasparri lives in the public housing complex where Butt resided in the east London borough of Barking.

But an Italian prosecutor said Zaghba, who had a Moroccan father and an Italian mother, had been stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 on suspicion of being on his way to Syria, and told police he wanted to be a terrorist.

Spain urged British authorities to speed up the identification of the dead and wounded in the London Bridge attacks to spare more suffering to the relatives who have been looking for a 39-year-old Spanish banker. His name had also been flagged in 2015 by F.B.I. informant Jesse Morton who told authorities he had met Butt in an extremist internet chatroom used by Anjem Choudary, one of Europe's most prolific hate preachers who was jailed a year ago for his support of the Islamic State group, according to a British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing attack investigation. His sister Isabel wrote on Facebook Wednesday: "My brother Ignacio tried to stop some terrorists and lost his life trying to save others". The 21-year-old worked as a nanny in London and had previously been described as missing since Saturday night.

Her aunt, Tara, says Zelenak's mother Julie Wallace broke down when she learned of her daughter's death while traveling to Britain.

A former US intelligence official has offered his nation's condolences to three Australians killed in attacks in London and Melbourne, Australia. Six men were arrested - three in connection to London Bridge attack. A Chinese-born Australian was killed by a gunman who was shot dead by police in what authorities described as a terrorist incident in Melbourne on Monday.

"I was afraid. I thought, what is going to happen?" He said his heart went out to the victims, their friends and families.

So far, four of the seven people killed in Saturday's attack have been named. He created the sporting competition for injured and sick servicemen and women after his two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

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