#LondonAttacks: Victims Identified, ISIS Claims Responsibility [VIDEO]

#LondonAttacks: Victims Identified, ISIS Claims Responsibility [VIDEO]

#LondonAttacks: Victims Identified, ISIS Claims Responsibility [VIDEO]

Ever since the attack began on London Bridge late Saturday night, police have been working non-stop. As of Sunday evening, the Metropolitan Police had reported 12 arrests in connection with the attack, though one person had been released. The remaining 11 were being held under Britain’s Terrorism Act. Police are also actively searching two locations, and have questioned many people.

The Times of London is now reporting that at least one of the attackers had been reported to police before – for trying to recruit children to join ISIS.

And while the police have not yet announced the identity of any of the attackers yet, relatives are beginning to speak out.

One of the London Bridge terrorists tried to recruit children to join Islamic State and was twice reported to police over his extremist views, it was claimed yesterday.

The Pakistani-born radical, who grew up in Britain, was named by relatives as one of three men who carried out a car and knife rampage in the heart of London on Saturday night — the third Islamist attack on British soil in two and a half months.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was in response to the “One Love Manchester” concert – which was being put on by Ariana Grande and others in tribute to those who were killed two weeks ago by a suicide bomber who was also claimed by ISIS.
Are we going to have yet another case of attackers who were known to the authorities? We shall see.

Police have also released the timeline of the attack – and it lasted just under 10 minutes.

The death toll from Saturday stands at 7, and the first identified victim was Chrissy Archibald, age 27, a Canadian citizen from British Columbia, who was living with her fiancee overseas and visiting London.

Chrissy Archibald, age 27, confirmed victim of attack

A French national is also among the dead, according to French media who identified him via a friend’s testimony as a 27 year old man named Alexandre. The death of a French citizen was confirmed by France’s foreign ministry. The identity of the man has not been formally released, but other French victims are among the injured or dead. Boro Bistro, a French restaurant, is located at Borough High Street, and according to his friend, the victim worked at the restaurant.

Two Australians have been identified as among the injured, but there are concerns that two more might be among the dead.

One New Zealand man is also listed among the injured.

A total of 36 people are in the hospital as a result of the attack, with 21 people are still listed in critical condition. We also know that one bystander was shot when police opened fire on the attackers, though the wound was not reported as critical.

We will continue to update as more information about the victims is released.

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