2 Suspects in London Attack Named by Police

Khuram Shazad Butt a British citizen; Rachid Redouane said to be Libyan/Moroccan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 5, 2017 12:36 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police in London have named two of the three suspects in the van and knife attack near London Bridge that left seven people dead, the AP reports. London police say 27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan, while Rachid Redouane had claimed both Libyan and Moroccan nationality. Redouane's age was not immediately known because he gave two different dates of birth. Both men were from the Barking neighborhood of East London, where police raids began shortly after the attacks Saturday night. Police say investigations are continuing into the identity of the third attacker. The three suspects were shot dead by police officers within minutes after they drove a van into pedestrians on the bridge and then stormed pubs and restaurants, stabbing anyone in their path.

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Meanwhile, the sister of a missing 32-year-old man says he is believed to have died in the attacks on London Bridge and a nearby food market Saturday night. Melissa McMullan told Sky News on Monday that police said her brother James McMullan's bank card was found on one of the bodies after the attack, which claimed seven victims. She says authorities are unable to officially ID him until the coroner's report comes in. McMullan says her brother lived in Hackney in East London and was last seen outside a pub just before the van and knife attacks began. "While our pain will never diminish, it is important for us all to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who wish to destroy us," she says. (Read more London terror attack stories.)

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