British Police Name Third Attacker From Saturday's Rampage In London

The third Islamist militant who carried out an attack on Saturday in London that killed seven people was a Moroccan-Italian called Youssef Zaghba, an Italian investigative source said on Tuesday.

The mother of Yousef Zaghba, one of the three men responsible for the deadly vehicle and stabbing attack on London Bridge, says she never believed her son's terrorist intentions, especially after years of close police surveillance.

The trio killed eight and injured 48 in their rampage around London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night.

Security agencies on Tuesday searched the hotel in Mujahidabad area in Karachi owned by an uncle of Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, who was among the three terrorists shot dead by police after their Saturday night terror.

Recently identified London attacker Youssef Zaghba was stopped at an Italian airport in 2016 trying to travel to Syria, multiple British media outlets report. And that is a question that will need to be answered by MI5, by the police, as the investigation goes on.

In the wake of the London Bridge attack after Theresa May took the unusual step of calling publicly for a review, the British domestic intelligence agency MI5 will take a hard look at its counter-terrorism operations. All three attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State group.

"The only member of the family that lived here was the mother, who was known but has not been seen around for some time", he said.
The two other perpetrators were not known to security services.

Another neighbour, Muhammad Muskain, said: "I just only remember that Khurram Butt was 2-3 years old when he moved with his family to the UK".

Butt had worked for the London Underground for six months a year ago as a trainee customer services assistant, Transport for London told the BBC.

"The only thing I can do is to be resolute to fight this [radical Islamism] phenomenon", said Ms Collina, who admits she does not expect forgiveness for being the mother of the vile killer.

The arrest comes as security services face growing questions over their monitoring of the three attackers in the lead up to the attack.

Much of the area around London Bridge remained cordoned off as commuters struggled to work in the driving rain.

Born in Pakistan in 1990, Butta was a British citizen, according to BBC. Twelve others arrested after the attack have been released without charge, police said.

"The arrest was planned beforehand and there was no direct threat to the airport", Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

The father-of-two, who reportedly appeared on Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door, was also reported to the anti-terror hotline in 2015 for showing signs of "extremism or radicalisation".

Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, said that after confronting Anjem Choudary for his support for terrorism near the Houses of Parliament a day after Lee Rigby's killing he was called a "traitor" by the future London attacker, Butt.

  • Jon Douglas