What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

The National Police Chiefs’ Council said the leaks undermines the investigation into the Monday night terror attack which left 22 people dead and 64 injured.

The suspected bomber has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a British student dropout born to Libyan parents who fled the regime of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

“I spoke to him about five days ago. there was nothing wrong, everything was normal”, Abedi said.

The New York Times has released detailed images of the blast scene which it says were gathered by British authorities.

The counter-terrorism force detained the father, Ramadan Abedi, outside his home in the Tripoli suburb of Ayn Zara on Wednesday afternoon.

Islamic State claimed responsibility, Britain’s official terror alert was raised to “critical”, and hundreds of soldiers were deployed on Wednesday to guard key London sites, including London’s Houses of Parliament.

Here is what we know so far about Monday’s attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005.

Rada said Hashem, 20, had traveled from London to Tripoli on April 16.

It also emerged that Abedi had known links to Isis and had travelled to Syria before returning to the United Kingdom, according to France’s interior minister.

The U.S. government has come under criticism from foreign counterparts in recent weeks after President Donald Trump reportedly divulged to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov top secret information on the Islamic State group that was sourced from a U.S. partner, apparently Israel.

“Salman doesn’t belong to any organization”, he said.

Mr Rowley said police have seized a large amount of material during searches of properties, and are trawling through footage to establish activity ahead of the attack.

Mr Rowley said: “We need to grow our confidence that we have got every component of the network and we have got as full an understanding as possible about how the device was constructed and whether there’s any remaining risk”.

Benjamin Prichici, 24, who was playing the piano in the station’s open concourse agreed, “I’m not anxious”, he said.

“I would go not only because I paid for those tickets, but because a concert is where people let themselves go and have fun”, Gandy, who lives in London, said in a telephone interview. They included Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian man believed to be the mastermind behind the Paris suicide bombings and shootings.

Prior to his detention Ramadan Abedi confirmed that British authorities had arrested another son, Ismail, 23, on Tuesday as part of the concert attack probe. A Facebook page that appears to belong to Abedi shows links to several former LIFG members.

That’s the same area of the city where suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, is believed to have lived.

At Manchester’s Didsbury Mosque, where the Abedi family worshipped, the bombing was condemned and reports that the suspected bomber had worked there were denied.

Police activity at a Manchester home in connection