UK police name third attacker as new search gets underway

At least two of the men were known to British intelligence and law enforcement officials, raising questions about whether anything could have been done to stop the attack, which began Saturday when the men drove a rented van into a crowd and then leaped out to stab people who crossed their paths.

Hedge was one of at least 48 people who were wounded in the attack carried out by three men in the London Bridge area that also left seven people dead and anxious friends and relatives frantic to find out about others still missing.

The death toll from Saturday's terrorist attack in London has risen to eight, the city's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday.

Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, acknowledged that MI5 and the police will have to answer questions about why a known extremist managed to carry out the attack without being stopped. But he changed, she said, when he went to Britain about a year ago and was seduced by radical views propagated on the internet.

Most of the London Underground stations reopened Monday in the neighborhood where the attack took place, allowing life to resume after more than 24 hours of lockdown. Raids in East London, where the attackers lived, yielded 12 arrests, but all have since been released - with the exception of a 27-year-old male who was taken into custody on Tuesday.

While Londoners have declared their defiance in the face of terror, bunches of flowers piling up point to a city in mourning less than three months since five were killed outside the British parliament in another attack.

Police have named the three London Bridge attack suspects as Youssef Zaghba, Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. His comments go much further than Theresa May, who has said she would not comment while the investigations are ongoing.

"I did my bit, I know a lot of other people did their bit, but the authorities did not do their bit", he said.

This story has been corrected to show that one attacker used an east London gym but did not work there.

Floral tributes for the victims of the London terror attack lay in Potters Fields Park.

One of the attackers, Butt, had appeared in a documentary "The Jihadis Next Door" and was known to investigators but police said he was not believed to be plotting an attack.

He was a British citizen and was married with two children.

But police said that they had no warning of a plot and that their investigation of Butt had been shelved.

May said she has protected police budgets and increased the number of armed officers and matched Corbyn's finger-pointing with some of her own, saying her opponent wasn't fit to safeguard Britain at a time of heightened threat.

Thousands of people across the capital fell silent to pay their respects to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.

Corbyn's critics have often accused him of weakness on terrorism, citing his sympathy for members of the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon's Hezbollah and Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army.

Reaction to the attack has dominated the final days of campaigning before Thursday's general election in Britain.

30-year-old Archibald died in her fiance's arms after being struck by the speeding van on London Bridge.

Before holding a minute's silence, Khan, the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a major Western European city, said: "I want to send a clear message to the sick and evil extremists who commit these ugly crimes". Addressing the attackers, he said: "We will defeat you".

As the Islamic State group, which claimed the three British attacks, loses territory in Iraq and Syria, its focus is likely to shift to assaults on the West, said Otso Iho of Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre. "You will not win".