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The Metropolitan Police released all 12 people who were arrested in raids at two addresses in Barking, east London on Sunday on no charges. Police are currently searching another address in Ilford, which is 10 minutes drive away from Barking. A van hit pedestrians in London Bridge at 9:58 p.m. BST (4:58 p.m. ET) on Saturday and then three men leapt out and stabbed a number of people in Borough Market. 7 people died and 48 people were injured. 18 of those wounded are critically injured. The Metropolitan Police released the identities of two of the three London Bridge/Borough Market attackers on Monday afternoon. Victims are still being named while some people remain missing. Prime Minister Theresa May delivered said on Monday, that Britain needs her strong leadership “now more than ever.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for Theresa May’s resignation over cuts to police she oversaw as Home Secretary. ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh) has claimed responsibility. There will be one minute’s silence at 11 a.m. BST.
LONDON – The Metropolitan Police released all 12 people, who were arrested Sunday during police raids on two addresses in Barking, east London, in connection to Saturday’s terrorist attacks without charge.
But investigations are still ongoing and the officers started to conduct a search at an address in Ilford, which is just a 10 minutes drive from Barking, on Tuesday morning. The Met says nobody has been arrested. This map shows the location of the raids in relation to central London:
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On Monday evening, authorities identified two of the three men behind the attacks on Saturday. They are named as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. The police still need to release the identity of the third attacker. Here is everything we know about them, so far.
The suspects hired a van and drove into pedestrians on London Bridge at around 10 p.m. local time on Saturday evening. They then abandoned the van and went on a stabbing spree in Borough Market.
Seven people were killed during the attacks and a further 48 were injured. 18 of those people are still in a critical condition.
The story is developing …