Canadian killed in London terror attack: Trudeau

Lance Nichols
June 7, 2017

One, 27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt, was a British citizen born in Pakistan who had already been investigated by police and Britain's domestic spy agency MI5.

Christine Archibald, a 30-year-old social worker from Calgary, Alberta had recently moved to the Netherlands to be with her fiance Tyler Ferguson, his sister Cassie Ferguson Rowe told the Associated Press.

As well as more armed police across the capital in coming days, "the public will also see increased physical measures in order to keep [the] public safe on London's bridges", he said.

The revelations will add to pressure on the authorities over whether enough is being done to tackle extremism, after it emerged that Butt is the third terrorist in recent months to carry out an attack despite being known to security services.

British counter-terrorism investigators searched two homes on Monday and detained "a number" of people in the investigation into a van and knife attack in the heart of London killing seven persons that was claimed by the Islamic State.

- Like Butt, Redouane lived in the east London area of Barking, police said. "You will not win", Mayor Sadiq Khan said to applause during a vigil on Monday.

"Mr. Trump either misunderstood what Mr. Khan had said or distorted it", the newspaper said, arguing that the tweets had further widened the president's rift with the US's traditional European allies.

In the latest outrage, three terrorists killed seven people and injured dozens more in the London Bridge area on Saturday.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that an off-duty officer and a British Transport Police officer were injured but they sustained injuries that were not life threatening.

Islamic State, which is losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an offensive backed by a US-led coalition, said its militants were responsible for the attack.

"She was very caring but at the same time very professional".

The first occurred when Khalid Masood drove a auto into pedestrians crossing Westminster Bridge, London March 22, killing four and injuring more than 50, before running into the ground of the Palace of Westminster and stabbing an unarmed policeman to death, after which Masood was shot dead.

"Our work necessarily involves making hard judgements about how to prioritise the resources available to us at a time when the United Kingdom is facing a severe and high tempo terrorist threat", police said.

Farhad Ahmad, a London Imam, told Sky News "people need to be told that there is no support for this in Islam at all".

The foreign ministries of archrivals Iran and Saudi Arabia both issued statements condemning the attack. At the Vatican, Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims at his weekly Sunday blessing. He also prayed for "peace to the whole world" and for the wounds of war and terrorism to be healed.

Khan, in an interview with the BBC shortly after the Saturday night attack, had asked Londoners and visitors to be calm and vigilant.

Witnesses said people ran into a bar to seek shelter.

Other reports by TheDigitalNewspaper

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