Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 01:56:25 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Britain falls silent to honour London terror victims ahead of vote

photo by AP photo

A Union flag flies at half mast at Potters Fields Park to commemorate victims of the London attacks.

By AFP, London
07th-Jun-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »


Britain will hold a minute's silence for the victims of the London terror attack on Tuesday, just two days before a general election, as questions mount over an assailant who was known to MI5.
With flags flying at half mast, Britain will fall silent as clocks strike 11:00am (1000 GMT) to remember the seven people killed and dozens injured in the central London attack on Saturday evening.
While Londoners have declared their defiance in the face of terror, bunches of flowers piling up point to a city in mourning less than three months since five were killed outside the British parliament in another attack.
"To the sick and evil extremists who commit these hideous crimes, we will defeat you. You will not win," Mayor Sadiq Khan said to applause during a vigil on Monday.
As Khan spoke, police named two of the three attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.
"Khuram Shazad Butt was known to the police and MI5. However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned," the Metropolitan Police said.
A total of 12 people arrested as part of the investigation have since been released without charge.
The announcement that British intelligence services knew of Butt drew immediate criticism.
"There were some red lights flashing, certainly in the case of Mr Butt," Michael Clarke, a fellow at the RUSI defence and security think-tank, told the BBC.
The London attack follows the May 22 suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena by Salman Abedi-killing 22 people including children-who was also known to British intelligence services.
"Certainly with Abedi in Manchester and Butt now, it looks as if there were some indications that on the face of it may have been missed and I think that will be a great concern," Clarke added.
As attention fell on Butt's path to extremism, British media reported he featured in a Channel 4 documentary entitled "The Jihadis Next Door" and numerous people alarmed by his views had gone to the authorities.
"Why didn't they stop TV jihadi?" read The Sun front page, while The Daily Mirror asked: "So how the hell did he slip through?"
After a brief pause following the London attack, campaigning resumed on Monday and the agenda has been dominated by security issues ahead of Thursday's vote.
Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to crack down on extremist content online, warning the public: "We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are."
But the premier has faced criticism for her record on security in the six years she served as Britain's interior minister before becoming prime minister last year.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

Law leaving West Indies to coach Middlesex


Stuart Law is leaving his role as West Indies head coach to take over at Middlesex from next season, the English county announced on Monday.The former Australia batsman has signed a four-year deal and will begin duties in January following West Indies' tours of India and Bangladesh."It is a great ...

Editorial »

The audacity of Myanmar is only can be answered by an united int`l community


MYANMAR'S powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya. Min Aung Hlaing's comments to an army newspaper were his first public reaction ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed, among others, at a youth rally organised by Jatiyatabadi Projanmo '71 at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday demanding release of BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia and election under impartial caretaker government.


Business & Economy »

DORP Founder Nouman attends 3rd World Congress in USA


Business Desk :AHM Nouman the Gusi Peace Prize International Laureate and Founder of Development Organization of the Rural Poor (DORP) will attend the 3rd world congress on Mother and Neonatal Nursing Care in Chicago, USA. The two-day long congress will be held on September 26-27, 2018, says a media release. ...

International »

After N Korea, Trump targets Iran with `maximum pressure`


AFP, United Nations :One year after mobilizing the international community against North Korea, Donald Trump is trying to force another arch enemy to the negotiating table by targeting Iran with a similar campaign of "maximum pressure."But if North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has seen his standing with the US ...

International »

US Judge may dismiss Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump


Reuters, Los Angeles: President Donald Trump likely had a free-speech right to make a Twitter comment disputing allegations by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said on Monday, indicating he was inclined to dismiss her defamation lawsuit against Trump.Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who has ...

Entertainment »

Ekta Kapoor`s mantra in selecting platforms for content!


Touted as content czarina, Ekta Kapoor is undoubtedly the only female producer who has carved her niche in the industry with utmost excellence. Ekta Kapoor is currently riding high as she is juggling between multiple projects across various mediums. Ekta has set a benchmark when it comes to daily soaps. ...

Editorial »

Maldives' people reject authoritarian rule and voted for democracy


MALDIVES strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday, according to the international media. Mr Yameen congratulated Solih and said, "I know I have to step down now."  The Election Commission said voter ...

Cricket »

'Rashid is best but not unplayable' says Mahmudullah


Mahmudullah Riyad sorted out a vigorous 74 against Afghanistan rescuing Bangladesh from a plausible downfall.Mahmudullah Riyad and Imrul Kayes stood tall in the middle when the team was languishing losing all five in the top order in a score of 87 on the board. The duo added 128 runs in ...

International »

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead


AFP :Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade.Four militants attacked the Saturday parade marking the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a reception accorded to her by the expatriate Bangladeshis at a hotel in New York on Sunday.


Entertainment »

Mehazabien, Apurba in Puja special play


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular pair of the small screen of present time Mehazabien Chowdhury and Ziaul Faruk Apurba worked together in a special play of Durga Puja for the first time. Title of the play is Priyo Tumi. Directed by Mahmudur Rahman Himi story of the play is written by ...

Editorial »

Attack on Iran`s elite guards


IRANIAN Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the ...

Sports »

Bertens defeats Tomljanovic to secure Korea Open win


AFP, Seoul :Kiki Bertens defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, securing her third WTA Tour singles title of the season to continue her career-best year.The second-seeded Bertens came back from break down in the deciding set to defeat the Australian in two hours and 22 ...

International »

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism


AP, United Nations :With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming - and also ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news