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    London Terrorist Attack Suspect Tried to Get Job at Wimbledon Security Firm

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    A suspect in a double last Saturday's terrorist attack in London had been trying to get a job with a security company, providing its agents for Wimbledon tennis tournament and Premier League football clubs, local media reported on Sunday, citing sources.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Khuram Butt, aged 27, had been planning a job interview, scheduled to take place at the firm at the end of June, The Telegraph newspaper reported.

    According to the newspaper, the UK security services and counter-terror police are now examining the attacker's motives in trying to get a job. Butt considering targeting the tennis tournament is one of the possibilities.

    The suspect had previously worked on the London Underground until quitting in October, The Telegraph reported.

    Khuram Shazad Butt (left) and Rachid Redouane (right)
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    Khuram Shazad Butt (left) and Rachid Redouane (right)

    On Friday, UK police investigating the London Bridge terror attack arrested a man on suspicion of being involved in preparing acts of terrorism, bringing the number of suspects in detention up to six. Twelve other people who were detained in the wake of the van and knife attack in London were released without charge.


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