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IDENTIFIED THREE TERRORISTS SHOT DEAD IN LONDON

Police identified Youssef Zaghba, a Moroccan-born Italian, as the third terrorist in the London attack who was shot down yesterday after revealing the identity of the other two, Khuram Butt, 27, born in Pakistan and raised in The United Kingdom, and Rachid Radouane, 30, of Libyan or Moroccan origin.

London police were forced to confirm the identity of the third assailant after the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera revealed today the name and reported that he had been arrested at the Bologna airport in northern Italy in 2016, when he tried to travel to Turkey to move to Syria.

The three were killed by gunmen Saturday night after they ran over the pedestrians with a van on the London Bridge and then stabbed several people in the nearby Borough gastronomic market.

In contrast to what was published by the Italian press, Scotland Yard said today that Zaghba was not a “subject of interest” to the British police or MI5 secret services.

In addition, police said today that a 27-year-old man was arrested this morning in Barking, East London, in connection with Saturday’s attack, in which seven people were killed and 48 wounded, of which 18 are in critical condition.

British authorities have yet to report on the fate of Spaniard Ignacio Echeverria, 39, who was at the scene of the attack and is missing.

As authorities try to identify all the victims, the media has questioned the authorities today, revealing that Khuram Butt had been the object of investigation in 2015 but that the police had decided to reduce the search later.

The controversy arose when it was revealed that Butt appeared in a documentary broadcast in 2016 by channel 4 of British television on the activities of Islamic radicals.

In addition, Transport for London (TfL), responsible for the city’s transport network, confirmed today that Butt worked for the London Underground for several months doing internships as an assistant user, but left last October.

In the filming of channel 4, some of whose excerpts have been repeated by the stations, you can see the terrorist displaying a flag of the terrorist group Islamic State (EI) in a park of London along with other extreme extremists.

London, June 6, 2017, EFE/Practica Español

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Question 1
La noticia trata...
A
de unos terroristas que están en búsqueda y captura.
B
de la detención de unos terroristas.
C
de los autores de un atentado terrorista.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que...
A
la policía todavía no ha revelado la identidad de esos terroristas.
B
la identidad de esos terroristas ha sido revelada por la policía.
C
la identidad de esos terroristas fue revelada por los medios de comunicación.
Question 3
Según el texto, esos terroristas...
A
se encuentran ilesos.
B
murieron después de haber cometido el ataque.
C
no fallecieron.
Question 4
Estos terroristas atentaron en la capital del Reino Unido.
A
No se sabe.
B
Verdadero.
C
Falso.
Question 5
La policía británica tiene más información sobre un español desaparecido.
A
Verdadero.
B
Falso.
C
No se sabe.
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