Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the London vehicle and stabbing attack which claimed the lives of eight people and left several others injured five days ago near the Borough Market close to the London Bridge.

A British Transport Police officer who was stabbed in the eye while tackling London Bridge terrorists has said "I did everything I could" to stop them.

Two men aged 34 and 37 were held at separate addresses in Newham, while a third man, aged 33, was arrested at an address in Waltham Forest.

In preparation for Thursday's general election, London police said they had put in place a "specialist and highly flexible operation" ready for deployment at a moment's notice.

'Searches at the addresses are ongoing'.

"My thoughts are with the people who died in the attack, but also with those that were injured and are recovering in hospital, including the three other officers that were injured, and all the members of the public who rushed to help". Eight people were killed and dozens wounded.

London authorities announced on Wednesday that three more men had been detained in connection with last weekend's deadly terrorist attack in the city.

Forensic officers walk along the road at the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market, London, Britain. His name had also been flagged in 2015 by F.B.I. informant Jesse Morton who told authorities he had met Butt in an extremist internet chatroom used by Anjem Choudary, one of Europe's most prolific hate preachers who was jailed past year for his support of the Islamic State group, according to a British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing attack investigation.

LONDON (AP) - The London Bridge attackers wore fake suicide belts to create "maximum fear" as they carried out their rampage, police said Sunday.

Butt, a 27-year-old Pakistan-born British citizen, and his two accomplices, Rachid Redouane, 30, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, and Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent, were shot dead by armed police eight minutes after the first emergency call.

Redouane, a Moroccan pastry chef who had married a British woman and lived in Ireland for some time, was the only one of the three attackers who had not come onto British security's radar.

The carnage of the London Bridge attack could have been worse: One of the attackers tried to rent a larger truck that could have killed more people, but his payment was declined.

Police found petrol bombs and blowtorches in the van, which crashed on the bridge.

The man who was arrested at a residence - a 29-year-old - was also arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts.

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