2 more arrested in Manchester bombing attack

Ruben Ruiz
May 30, 2017

Former Libyan official Abdel-Basit Haroun told the news agency on Wednesday that the elder Abedi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s, which had links to al-Qaeda.

Authorities have since identified Salman Abedi, 22, as a suspect, and ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The New York Times Wednesday posted photos that show what it reported could be the detonator, a battery, nuts and screws for shrapnel, and fragments of a backpack used in the attack. British media have reported that one of them is Abedi's brother but police have not confirmed that.

US intelligence officials also prematurely leaked information about the suspected bomber on Tuesday, which led to the publication of Salman Abedi's name, as well the fact that the attack was a suicide bomb. The reports citing the name and death toll later proved to be true.

Authorities in Britain have become increasingly angered by United States leaks from the investigation, including the bomber's name on Tuesday and the photos of blood-stained fragments from the bomb on Wednesday. She said she hopes it never happens again but it did again when the pictures were published. British officials are trying to determine what, if any, level of support Abedi may have received from the terror network.

In his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech, he said: "Prime minister May, all of the nations here today grieve with you and stand with you". "Therefore he spent a short time in the transit area", police said in a statement.

The Manchester bombing has raised concern across Europe.

Manchester police Chief Ian Hopkins said the story and photographs were "distressing" to victims' families.

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The statement added that two of 11 suspects have been released without charges and nine remain in custody for questioning. Britain's official terror threat level has also been raised to " critical ", the highest level, late on Tuesday.

British police arrested a seventh person Wednesday in connection with the massacre at a Manchester pop concert that left 22 people dead.

The Manchester attack underscores terror threats on Western targets remain real, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Coats told a Senate panel Tuesday.

His friend, also of Libyan descent, died after being stabbed by British youths in Manchester in May 2016, the source said on condition of anonymity. "They just think, Oh, I've got something to say, for their own personal aggrandizement quite often".

"[May they be] victorious against the infidels", he added.

Government officials from the United Kingdom were furious after the leak, which is the second time sensitive information was released to the US media.

"Leaking information it's something on the level of intelligence services it's not done".

When asked about the news during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels, he mouthed the words "thank you" at a White House pool reporter. It said the database was built around a longstanding U.S. "These relationships enable us to collaborate and share privileged and sensitive information that allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas", the spokesperson said.

On Wednesday, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman appeared to confirm that Israel, as a outcome of Trump's actions, had altered its intelligence sharing with the U.S. He told Israel's Army Radio: "I can confirm that we did a spot fix and that there's unprecedented intelligence cooperation with the United States". We are going to stand determined, resolutely united against terrorism.

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