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One London attacker of Pakistani origin: Report

Police forensic officers work on Borough High Street, close to Borough Market, in London on June 5, 2017, following the June 3 terror attack. Photograph: (AFP)

WION London, United Kingdom Jun 05, 2017, 11.52 AM (IST)

The London Bridge terror attack, that left seven people dead, including the three attackers, has shifted focus to Pakistan as one of the attackers was of Pakistani origin, The Sun reported. 

The Sun reported the name of one of the attackers as Abz, a person of Pakistani origin.

According to the report, Abz (27), was an ex-London Tube worker and a 'family man', who appeared in a Channel 4 TV documentary titled "The Jihadis Next Door" not too long ago and unfurled a jihadist flag in a park in an attempt to radicalise young kids.

The man is now being identified as the ringleader of the attack.

Abz was reportedly wearing an Arsenal strip.

A former friend revealed his identity. The friend claimed, Abz, a father of two, had been brainwashed after watching clips of American hate preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril on YouTube, The Sun reported. 

Another friend reportedly described Abz as a person who was a bit shady and found him to be on drugs.

The police made 12 arrests so far, most of them in Barking, East London.


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