Third London Bridge Attacker Identified–Previously Arrested for…

The third London Bridge attacker has been identified.

Yesterday it was revealed two of the three jihadists involved have been named: Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.

Butt, 27, was born in Pakistan but is a British citizen. London’s Metropolitan Police and MI5 had known about Butt.

None of the intelligence gathered on him, however, suggested he was planning an attack on the London Bridge.

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The second terrorist, Redouane who is 30, had an alias name Rachid Elkhdar. He is of Moroccan and Libyan dissent.


After the attack, which left 7 people dead and 48 injured, police detained 11 people after a series of raids.

Authorities were withholding the identity of the third, until now.

Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old who was born in Fez, Morocco to an Italian mother and Moroccan father, was suspected of attempting to travel to war-torn country last year, according to Italian media.

Authorities in Italy tipped off British authorities about Zaghba but he was apparently able to enter Britain and get a job in a London restaurant, Corriere Della Sera reports.

He was reportedly stopped at Bologna airport last year with a one-way ticket to Istanbul, carrying just a backpack, a passport and a mobile phone.

An Italian intelligence source said that Zaghba had since been acquitted of terrorism charges but was on a ‘persons at risk’ list – similar to a UK ‘watch list’.

Reports in Italy suggest the 22-year-old had since got a ‘seasonal job’ in a London restaurant and continued to speak to his mother back home.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘While formal identification is yet to take place, detectives believe he is 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, from east London. The deceased’s family have been informed.

‘He is believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan dissent. He was not a police or MI5 subject of interest.’

Two of the three attackers had previous records.

Officials should have been watching those two like a hawk; especially Khuram Shazad Butt.

London, instead of ‘carrying on’ as usual, make some adjustments to your surveillance and immigration policies.



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