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Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba Named Third Perpetrator of London Attack

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The third perpetrator of last weekend’s attacks in London was a Moroccan-Italian called Youssef Zaghba.

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According to the Corriere Della Sera, Zaghba was born in January 1995 in Fez, Morocco, to a Moroccan father and an Italian mother. Last year, he was stopped at the Bologna airport while trying to fly to Turkey to reach Syria.

The media outlet reported that Italian intelligence had made Zaghba’s presence and movements known to both Moroccan and UK authorities.

The UK Metropolitan police confirmed the media reports.

"While formal identification is yet to take place, detectives believe he is 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, from east London. The deceased's family have been informed. He is believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan [descent]. He was not a police or MI5 subject of interest," the police said in a statement.

According to the police, detectives have also arrested a man under the Terrorism Act in Barking, London, earlier in the day.

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