One of the terrorists who committed last Saturday’s attack on civilians on London bridge and killed by police, had an Irish passport and was a citizen of this country.
About it writes on Monday, June 5, the British newspaper the Independent, citing a source in Dublin, Irish TV channel RTE and a documentary about the jihadists, shown on Channel 4.
According to RTE, an Irish passport was discovered during a search of the corpse of one of the terrorists. So it became clear that he had previously lived in Ireland. Currently, local police are checking the authenticity of the document.
Earlier in the day, the head of Scotland Yard’s Cressida dick gave an interview to the radio BBC, which claimed all three of the terrorist attack that occurred in London since the beginning of this year, was organized and performed by local terrorists, without the involvement of militants from abroad.
«All the recent attacks have predominantly internal center of gravity. However, five of averted attacks detected foreign influence, which we always carefully monitored. However, the main threat we face today – local terrorists», – leads edition the words of the chief of the Metropolitan police.
We will remind that on June 3 a car traveling on London bridge, crashed into a group of pedestrians. Then from it came three men, armed with knives attacked civilians, attacking visitors to one of the restaurants on site food market Borough Market.
The victims were 7 people and 48 others were injured, 36 of them are in hospitals. 21 the status of victims is estimated by physicians as heavy.
Among the wounded, including Canadians, French, Australians and other foreign nationals – four police officers, two of them are in critical condition. All the terrorists involved in the attack, was destroyed by police within eight minutes after receiving the first message of an armed attack.
On 4 June during the RAID in Barking, East London, was detained 12 people suspected of preparing a terrorist attack. Among the detainees – four women. 5 Jun police in London have reported new detentions.