London attacks: 'Several' arrests made during early morning raids

Frederick Owens
June 8, 2017

Rachid Redouane, who police said claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, also went by the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that although Mr. Butt was known to the security services, there had been no evidence of "attack planning".

London police fear a French man who has been missing since the night of the London Bridge attack may have been thrown into the River Thames by the killers' speeding van.

Trump criticized Khan for his comments following the weekend terror attack in London that killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more.

"I would urge anyone with information about these men, their movements in the days and hours before the attack and the places they frequented to come forward", read a statement from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

Mr Rowley said: "Eight police firearms officers discharged their weapons".

The Metropolitan Police confirmed earlier today that 36 people remain in hospital following the attack, including 21 in critical care.

In a statement Tuesday, they said that they arrested a 27-year-old man this morning.

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London police carried out more raids and detained "a number" of people during searches at locations in the Newham and Barking areas.

An off-duty police officer was also injured.

Butt was known to police and "openly fundamentalist", NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from London.

"A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts (contrary to section 5 Terrorism Act 2006) and has been taken into custody at a south London police station under the Terrorism Act 2000. She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected", her family said in a statement.

A neighbour said he immediately noticed the Arsenal-away shirt Abz was wearing after being shot dead by police outside the Wheatsheaf pub on Saturday night.

British Prime Minister Theresa May suggested the attacks were linked to Islamic extremism and called for tougher measures to contain the ideology.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, an online news agency affiliated with the jihadists said.

"The people and the Government of Pakistan strongly condemn the terrorist attack and sympathise with the people and the government of the United Kingdom", he said.

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