Two of Three London Attackers Named by British Police

Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, was a Pakistani born British citizen, while Rachid Redouane, 30, was of Moroccan and Libyan descent

Khuram Shazad Butt (L) and Rachid Redouane, have been named as two of the three London attackers, June   5, 2017.
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British police on Monday named Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking, east London as two of the three men who carried out a terrorist attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday that left 7 dead and dozens injured. 

According to a statement by the Metropolitan Police, Khuram Shazad Butt, was a Pakistani born British citizen, while Rachid Redouane was of Moroccan and Libyan descent. Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice, according to a statement by the Metropolitan Police.

"While formal identification has yet to take place, detectives believe they now know the attackers' identities," the police statement said "All three men were confronted and shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first call."

Three attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night before police shot them dead.

Of the 48 people taken to hospital after the attack, 36 are currently being treated in London hospitals while 18 remain in critical condition, the statement said.

"The investigation into this horrific attack is fast moving and complex as we piece together a fuller picture of what occurred. So far officers have arrested 12 people - seven women and five men - and searched six properties, four on Sunday and a further two properties today."

The attack was the third to hit Britain in quick succession after a similar incident on Westminster Bridge in March and a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester, northern England, less than two weeks ago. 

ISIS claimed responsibility for Saturday night's attack, the militant group's agency Amaq said on Sunday.