‘Terrorism’ in UK: Three killed in knife attacks
A Libyan man has stabbed three people to death in the southern British city of Reading. The accused is in police custody, and authorities are continuing to investigate the attacks as "terrorism."
According to reports from Reading on Sunday, June 21, the bloody attacks took place in a park in the English city on the evening of Saturday, June 20, when the accused stabbed three people to death and seriously injured three others.
Given This city in the south of England is located about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of the British capital London. According to British security sources, the accused is a 25-year-old Libyan citizen, who has been arrested by the police on suspicion of ‘terrorism.’
Thames Valley Police said in a statement on Sunday that the “counter-terrorism police had confirmed that the incident in Reading was a terrorist act and had investigated the crime from the same angle.” Is going
In the wake of the bloodshed, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the attacks “disgusting and disgusting” at a meeting of senior ministers, senior police officials, and top security officials on Sunday. There is no place.
Both the police and the government had initially said that the stabbing was not a terrorist act but that the motives of the accused would be investigated from all angles. At the same time, it was said that in connection with these killings, the police investigators are not looking for one or more other possible suspects besides the detained accused.
Police said on Sunday that the incident was a confirmed incident of terrorism. The Libyan suspect, who was not named, carried out the attack with a large knife just before sunset last Saturday evening in a park called Forbury Gardens in Reading, while protesting against racism in the same park. The protest was just over. According to police, the terrorist act and the killings had nothing to do with the anti-racism protest.
According to eyewitnesses, the assailant immediately pulled out his knife and started attacking a nearby group of eight to ten people in a row. Many previous attacks in Britain have been described as “terrorist” attacks with knives or daggers. The previous two deadly attacks were in February this year in south London and in November last year on London Bridge. The suspects in both attacks were killed on the spot by police.