London attack: Molotov cocktails 'found in back of terrorists' van'


As per reports, one of the attackers was previously known to the security services.

At a vigil for the victims of the attack on Monday, Khan said in comments carried by The Hill: "As a proud and patriotic British Muslim, I say this: You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name".

Police raided two addresses in east London on Sunday, in the wake of the van and knife rampage in which seven people were killed and 48 injured.

"However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly", police said in a statement.

The disclosure means that perpetrators in all three of the terrorist outrages to hit Britain this year had at some point appeared on the radar of authorities.

He had appeared in a Channel 4 documentary entitled "The Jihadis Next Door" about British extremists that was broadcast a year ago, British media reported. The police suspect his wife is now in custody in Britain, it said.

"Additionally, there are around 20,000 individuals who are former subjects of interest, whose risk remains subject to review by MI5 and its partners".

At least 12 homemade explosive devices were found inside the vehicle that rammed into pedestrians on Saturday night, according to Sky News.

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Butt, who The Guardian said was also known as Abu Zaitun, was known neighbours by the nickname "Abs/z".

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It is not clear when he came to the Republic or how long he stayed but it is believed he used Irish jurisdiction to get a European Union permit which allowed him to be in the UK.

Democracies must realise that Islamist terror groups want to provoke knee-jerk reactions from them so that the extremists can continue to peddle their "Islam-under-attack" propaganda and recruit more foot soldiers to their radical cause. No arrests had been made as part of the search, the force said.

Late on Saturday the three attackers drove south across London Bridge, mowing down pedestrians before stabbing bystanders in the nearby Borough Market area.

Thirty-six people remain in London hospitals, with 18 in critical care.

Police on Monday also named 30-year-old Rachid Redouane as one of Butt's accomplices but did not give any details about the third attacker.

"She could have been any one of us and her tragic death has left our province shaken", she said in a release Monday.

The Daesh militant group, which is losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an offensive backed by a US-led coalition, claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack, though it is unclear whether the attackers had links to the group. "They are particularly keen to hear about places they may have frequented and their movements in the days and hours before the attack".

Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter and Transport for London confirmed he worked for London Underground in customer service before leaving last October. The attackers were shot dead by police. "Your friends in the United States stand w/ you", Clinton wrote on Twitter in a message to the London mayor.

"It felt like something that I wanted to do and then also let people know how easy it is, that they could donate and honour Chrissy's memory", he said. What we can do is make sure that we have the resources for the police.

Between 2009-2016, the number of police officers fell by nearly 20,000, or around 14 percent, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank. One of them was an Arsenal fan.