Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy investigative source

A police officer at a cordon at the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge on Saturday

All three attackers were killed by police officers after mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in adjacent Borough Market, an area bustling with bars and restaurants.

The third attacker was named as Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent, who was living in east London.

The 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts, during a raid on a property in the east London suburb of Ilford, police said.

Youssef Zaghba, 22, one of three men who carried out Saturday night's atrocity, was able to get into the United Kingdom despite being arrested past year on his way to Syria where he planned to fight for Isis.

They killed eight people before being shot dead by police.

After that incident, Italian authorities entered his information in SIS - the Schengen Information System - a network that allows Schengen countries to enter and consult intelligence about people wanted or missing, the papers said.

- Butt appeared in a 2016 documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door", which told the story of Abu Rumaysah, the Londoner who has appeared in recent ISIS propaganda.

- Neighbors in Barking told CNN that they had recognized Butt as one of the three dead attackers from Saturday night.

Zaghba was said to have been placed on a watch list by Italian authorities and flagged to their Moroccan and British counterparts, but a lack of evidence about his intentions meant his phone and passport were returned, Italian media reported.

"However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly", police said. In a letter posted outside Tuesday, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can".

"This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom, but it was also an attack on the free world", she said.

Several people had alerted police to Butt's extremist views and he also appeared a year ago in a documentary, "The Jihadis Next Door", in which he is shown unfurling a black-and-white flag associated with the Islamic State group.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said questions would need to be asked about what the police knew about Butt.

The identities of two were revealed yesterday; Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking, a suburb of the city.

The two main candidates for prime minister - the incumbent, May, and the challenger, Jeremy Corbyn - traded barbs Tuesday over how security services can better protect the public after three mass-casualty attacks in Britain in as many months.

In Italy, a senior police official told The Washington Post that Zaghba was born in Fez, Morocco, in January 1995.

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