London attacker told Italian police he “wanted to be a terrorist”

Seven people were killed and dozens injured in the attack on London Bridge and the Borough Market area of central London on Saturday night.The other two terrorists had been named by police as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking in East London.London’s Metropolitan Police Service said Zaghba was not a “person of interest” before the attack.All three men directly involved in the attack on the evening of June 3 were shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first call.One further man, arrested on suspicion of drugs and firearms offences, was bailed, the Metropolitan Police said.London police early Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old man in east London in connection to the lethal attack on London Bridge and are searching his home.Two men were arrested on a street in Ilford and the third was apprehended at an Ilford residence when police searched the home, authorities said.Police said yesterday they had released all 12 people arrested in the neighbourhood on Sunday without charge.The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the massacre, which sparked fears that Britain is in the grip of a wave of copycat incidents.Zaghba was the son of a Moroccan father and Italian mother, according to a report in Italian media.Earlier, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera had reported that Zaghba had been stopped at an Italian airport because authorities believed he was on his way to Syria, and that Italian officials had warned British counterparts about him. He was then stopped from continuing his journey to Istanbul.A third French citizen has died following Saturday’s attack on London Bridge, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, taking the overall death toll to eight.He was being monitored by Italian police and intelligence, sources said. Police told CBS News that they found ISIS material on his cell phone, after which he was placed on a watch list.But he appeared in a Channel 4 documentary entitled The Jihadis Next Door about British extremists that was broadcast a year ago, according to local media.The announcement came as United Kingdom authorities faced new questions over how one of the London Bridge attackers was let into Britain despite being on a security watch list.Police later shot the three assailants dead.Butt, who was married with two children, had worked for London Underground as a trainee customer services assistant. In a letter posted outside Tuesday, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would “help the police in any way we can”.There were fears for missing French national Xavier Thomas, 45, who police said could have been thrown into the River Thames after being struck by the van.”Specialist officers are working with the families of victims to identify those who were killed in Saturday’s attack as soon as possible”, a United Kingdom government statement read.