Police arrest 6 in actions directed against terror in UK

Carla Harmon
June 8, 2017

She added: "I don't want to ask for forgiveness in the name of Islam, because this is not Islam".

"I am deeply shocked, saddened and numbed by the actions of my ex-partner who has killed and injured so many innocent people", Miss O'Leary said.

They killed eight people and injured 48.

At 11 a.m., the nation held a minute's silence to remember all of those affected by the terror attack.

The attack on Saturday night, London time, was carried out by Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22.

The Times reported Butt and Mr Shahid were "close friends" who ran mixed martial arts classes, with Butt said to have tried "radicalising" young pupils. KFC spokeswoman Jules Pars said Wednesday that Butt worked there in 2015.

The death toll from the London Bridge attack has risen to eight as pressure on British authorities intensified amid new questions about how the terrorists slipped through the net. He was also stopped at London's Stansted airport in January, but let go.

Her family said in a statement: 'We are deeply saddened at the tragic loss of our attractive daughter and sister of Harrison and Scott'.

The group become agitated and shout down the officer when they are told they are being "detained for the goal of a search". His passport and mobile phone were seized.

Zaghba aroused suspicion at the airport because he was travelling with only a small backpack and had a one-way ticket to Istanbul.

Collina said Zaghba was monitored by Italian intelligence agents each time he came to Italy to visit her after that initial run-in with authorities.

Collina said she told her son, "At this point you should be flawless".

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.

"This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom, but it was also an attack on the free world", she said.

She vowed to crack down on terrorism suspects if she wins the election - "and if our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we will change the laws so we can do it". "How can you say something sensible about things that are absolutely senseless?"

Khuram Butt, 27, worked at Ummah Fitness in Ilford with Sajeel Shahid, 41, a member of Anjem Choudary's al-Muhajiroun network who was accused of helping train the 7/7 bomb ringleader Mohammed Siddique Khan.

Questions have swirled over why police were unable to do anything about Butt.

On Tuesday, Italian media named the third attacker as Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba.

The fallout from the attack eclipsed all other subjects in the political campaign ahead of Thursday's general election, with both the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party battling to defend their records on security. French President Emmanuel Macron was informed of the news of the latest French victim Wednesday morning. Authorities also made an additional arrest.

"We are paying a heavy cost in these attacks", Macron said.

In what it said was an unprecedented move, the Muslim Council of Britain said more than 130 imams and other religious leaders had refused to perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the attackers.

Officers at Scotland Yard are working to identify the third accomplice, while 12 people who were arrested in east London in the wake of the rampage have been released without charge.

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