IS claims London attacks; more held

As Khan spoke, police named two of the three attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.

Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, said that the police and security services will have questions to answer about why Butt was not stopped. It was later confirmed by the Metropolitan Police, although they said that formal identification had not yet taken place.

All three men were shot dead by police within eight minutes of receiving a 999 call.

The sister of 32-year-old James McMullan, from Hackney, east London, said he was believed to be among those who died, after his bank card was found on a body at the scene.

"But perhaps more importantly, authorities also believed that the existence of such groups would allow authorities to keep an eye on suspects, given that members were on the radar of authorities", said Shiraz Maher, deputy director of the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence. The MI5 intelligence service is under growing pressure to explain how it missed the latest attackers even though one of them had been seen on a television documentary praising the Islamic State.

The Italian daily Corriere della Sera yesterday reported that Zaghba had been stopped in Italy while trying to go to Syria on March 15 previous year. He was nonetheless still considered a "risk", the paper reports.

"At any one time MI5 and police are conducting around 500 active investigations, involving 3000 subjects of interest".

Abz, 27, is said to be from Barking in east London, was pictured lying on the ground after the police swooped on the attackers on Saturday night and shot them dead in a flurry of 50 bullets.

In a letter posted outside, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can" as investigators try to learn more about Khuram Shazad Butt.

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With multiple investigations underway, she asked, "How did they know what messages to deliver?" Mr Trump was not buying it. She added: "I also think I was the victim of the very broad assumption that I was going to win".

Several of Choudary's organisations were banned, including Al Muhajiroun, which he had founded with the radical cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed, who fled Britain for Lebanon, and Islam4UK, proscribed as a terrorist organisation in 2010.

Butt's apparent zealotry led one neighbor, Erica Gasparri, to contact police about 18 months ago. But, with "no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned.the investigation had been prioritised accordingly".

Barriers have been installed on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridges following the attack to stop vehicles from mounting the pavement.

Imams and religious leaders from across the country and a range of schools of thought came together to issue a public statement condemning the recent terror attack in London and conveying their pain at the suffering of the victims and their families. Rowley defended the actions of his officers, claiming that "in nine weeks, we've had five plots foiled and three successful attacks. As the prime minister has indicated, we're going to need to do some things differently".

Yet, Khan's supporters pushed back at Trump's assertion, noting that Khan was simply telling Londoners not to be afraid of the increased police presence as the city took necessary precautions. The organization is seeking to cut up to £400 million ($515 million) from its budget, potentially wiping as many as 12,800 police officers from the force - a reduction in its strength of up to 40 percent.

The terror attack marked the United Kingdom's third such incident since March.

Before holding a minute's silence, Khan, the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a major Western European city, said: "I want to send a clear message to the sick and evil extremists who commit these ugly crimes".

"You have to have a big heart, a lot of courage, a lot of compassion to put your time and efforts into working in this sector", she said.

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