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ISIS tells supporters to attack and kill civilians in Europe during Ramadan

On Jun 09, 2017 09:09 AM EDT
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In an online post by ISIS' social media wing, the militant group described Christian civilians as "crusaders." It also told its supporters that killing Christians during the Muslim fasting period of Ramadan will be beneficial for them, Al-Masdar News reported.

Aside from that, the ISIS leadership urged its supporters to use guns, vehicles or knives when they attack Christian civilians in Europe.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police is investigating two terror attacks that happened in London on the evening of June 3. The authorities also revealed that they have already identified the three assailants who launched the deadly attacks, the BBC detailed.

Seven people were killed and 48 others were injured on Saturday night when the attackers plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and went about the Borough Market stabbing people before police shot them dead. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the series of attacks in London.

Meanwhile, police arrested 12 individuals on June 4 after raiding a flat which they believed was the home of one of Saturday's attackers. The group was made up of men and women, all of who were free by June 5 without any charge.

Police identified the June 3 attackers as Youssef Zaghba, Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.

In addition, authorities have reopened the London Bridge, Tube stations, and the surrounding roads on June 5. Two people also said they had warned police about the extreme behavior of one of the attackers prior to the deadly attack over the weekend.

"We spoke about a particular attack that happened and, like most radicals, he had a justification for anything - everything and anything. And that day I realised that I need to contact the authorities," an unidentified man told BBC's Asian Network. "I did my bit ... but the authorities didn't do their bit."

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market and said it was time to put an end to the nation's "tolerance" of extremism. Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn also expressed support for police action that they will need to save people's lives.

 

 

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