Mourning the victims of the London attack

Police on Tuesday identified the third attacker in the weekend terror assault in London amid mounting anger, two days before an election, over how the jihadist killers had apparently escaped surveillance.

With flags at half-mast, the nation fell silent at 11:00am (1000 GMT) to remember the seven killed and dozens injured on Saturday night — a mourning ritual now grimly familiar after two previous terror attacks in less than three months.

Police identified the third attacker as Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian of Moroccan descent, a day after naming his accomplices as Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a Pakistan-born Briton, and Rachid Redouane, 30, a self-described Moroccan-Libyan dual national. (AFP)

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Women comfort each other as they look at flowers in London

Women comfort each other as they look at flowers laid near the scene of Saturday’s terrorist attack, ahead of a minutes silence, on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)

Three of the named London Bridge attack victims

Three of the named victims killed in Saturday’s London Bridge attack (from left): James McMullan, Kirsty Boden and Christine Archibald. (Photos: PA via AP, Metropolitan Police via AP, Archibald family via Reuters)

People observing a minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square, Manchester

People observing a minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square, Manchester, England, in honour of the London Bridge terror attack victims, Tuesday June 6, 2017. (Photo: Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan closes his eyes

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan closes his eyes as he joins London Ambulance workers in observing a minute’s silence at the London Ambulance Service headquarters at Waterloo, central London, in honour of the London Bridge terror attack victims, Tuesday June 6, 2017. (Photo: Yui Mok/PA via AP)

People participate in a moment of silence in London

People participate in a moment of silence to remember attack victims in the London Bridge area of London on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Photo: Matt Dunham/AP)

A woman places flowers on a memorial

A woman places flowers on a memorial for victims in the London Bridge area of London on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Photo: Matt Dunham/AP)

A ‘Rest in Peace’ sign sits among floral tributes

A ‘Rest in Peace’ sign sits among floral tributes on London Bridge following the June 3rd terror attack on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

A man reacts next to floral tributes for the victims

A man reacts next to floral tributes for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market near the scene of the attack, London, Britain June 6, 2017. (Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters)

A missing person notice is placed in a bus stop on London Bridge

A missing person notice is placed in a bus stop on London Bridge following Saturday’s terrorist attack, on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)

A rose is laid among floral tributes

A rose is laid among floral tributes for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market at London Bridge, London, Britain June 6, 2017. (Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters)

A woman and child view flowers shortly after a minutes silence

A woman and child view flowers shortly after a minutes silence near the scene of Saturday’s terrorist attack, on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)

A man with an umbrella in the wind walks by newly installed barriers

A man with an umbrella in the wind walks by newly installed barriers on Westminster Bridge in London on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Photo: Matt Dunham/AP)

Railway staff and commuters pause during a minute’s silence

Railway staff and commuters pause during a minute’s silence for the victims of the June 3rd terror attacks at London Bridge Station on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

A man walks past flowers and tributes

A man walks past flowers and tributes left for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on a wet and windy morning in London, Britain, June 6, 2017. (Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters)

british and Irish Lions squad members embrace for a moment of silence in Auckland, New Zealand

British and Irish Lions squad members embrace for a moment of silence for the victims in the London terror attacks prior to a training run in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The Lions play the Auckland Blues in their second tour match at Eden park Wednesday June 7. (Photo: Brett Phibbs/New Zealand Herald via AP)

Muslims hold placards near floral tributes

Muslims hold placards near floral tributes for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market near the scene of the attack, London, Britain June 6, 2017. (Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters)

A woman reacts next to flowers left on the south side of London Bridge

A woman reacts next to flowers left on the south side of London Bridge near Borough Market after an attack left 7 people dead and ozens of injured in London, Britain, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters)

People arrive to attend a vigil to remember the victims

People arrive to attend a vigil to remember the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market which left 7 people dead and dozens injured in central London, Britain, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Coombs/Reuters)

People look at the floral tributes after a vigil for victims

People look at the floral tributes after a vigil for victims of Saturday’s attack in London Bridge, at Potter’s Field Park in London, Monday, June 5, 2017. Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured more than 40 others in the heart of London on Saturday. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)

People arrive to attend a vigil to remember the victims

People arrive to attend a vigil to remember the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market which left 7 people dead and dozens injured in central London, Britain, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Coombs/Reuters)

A woman at looks at flowers placed for attack victims

A woman at looks at flowers placed for attack victims at Potters Field Park in London, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)

People light candles after a vigil for victims

People light candles after a vigil for victims of Saturday’s attack in London Bridge, at Potter’s Field Park in London, Monday, June 5, 2017.(Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)

A man holds a placard at vigil to remember the victims

People attend a vigil to remember the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market which left 7 people dead and dozens injured in central London, Britain June 5, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Coombs/Reuters)

People attend a vigil to remember the victims

People attend a vigil to remember the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market, at Potters Field Park, in central London, Britain, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters)

A group of construction workers react as they leave flowers on the south side of London Bridge

A group of construction workers react as they leave flowers on the south side of London Bridge near Borough Market after an attack left 7 people dead and dozens of injured in London, Britain, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters)

People look at floral tributes after a vigil to remember the victims

People look at floral tributes after a vigil to remember the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market, at Potters Field Park, in central London, Britain, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters)

People attend a vigil to remember the victims

People attend a vigil to remember the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market, at Potters Field Park, in central London, Britain, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters)

A man observes flowers left for the victims

A man observes flowers left along the base of the Monument to the Great Fire of London near London Bridge after an attack on the bridge and nearby Borough Market left 7 dead and dozens injured, in London, Britain, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters)

People attend a vigil for victims

People attend a vigil for victims of Saturday’s attack in London Bridge, at Potter’s Field Park in London, Monday, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)

Floral tributes line the pavement

Floral tributes line the pavement in an area in the London Bridge area of London, Monday, June 5, 2017. (Photo: Alastair Grant/AP)

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