Khuram Shazad Butt (left) who was known to MI5 and Rachid Redouane

SCOTLAND Yard have named two of the London Bridge attackers.

They are Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking in east London.

The pair were among a group of three attackers who killed seven and injured dozens more during Saturday’s terror attack on London Bridge and Borough Market.

Police have said inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of the third attacker.

All three were shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first emergency call being made.

  • Khuram Shazad Butt

Khuram Shazad Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan.

The 27-year-old was known to the security services, but there was no evidence the attack was being planned.

He featured in a Channel 4 documentary ‘The Jihadis Next Door’.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said an investigation into Mr Butt began in 2015.

“But there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly”.

  • Rachid Redouane

Mr Redouane, 36, claimed to be of Moroccan and Libyan origin and was not known to authorities.

He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar and claimed he was 25.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley claimed police are investigating 500 terror cases involving 3,000 “subjects of interest.”

Additionally, there are around 20,000 individuals who are former subjects of interest.

He added: “The security and intelligence services and police have stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago.

“We would urge the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police by calling us in confidence on 0800 789321 or in an emergency calling 999.”

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