London terror attackers indentified

| Updated: Jun 06, 2017 04:52 IST

London [UK], June 5 (ANI): British police have identified and released the names and photographs of the two men who were killed by police following the terrorist attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday. While a formal identification is yet to take place, investigators believe they now know the attackers' identities. They believe two of the men are Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking, east London. All three perpetrators were confronted and shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first call. Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan. Rachid Redouane, 30 had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, with a different date of birth. Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their third accomplice. So far, 11 people have been detained by the police in a series of raids following the attack in which seven people were killed and several others injured. The ISIS has claimed responsibility for the London terror attacks, which rattled the city killing seven and injuring 48. According to the SITE Intelligence Group, the Islamic State's official Amaq News Agency posted a message on Telegram on Sunday claiming that Saturday's attacks at the London Bridge and the Borough Market here were carried out by ISIS fighters. It was the third terror attack to strike the country this year, after a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in March and a bomb attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester two weeks ago. Following the attack, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the threat level in the country is still "severe". (ANI)