Police Make Two More Arrests Over Manchester Bombing

Pauline Gross
May 30, 2017

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

The Guardian newspaper in London said that Prime Minister Theresa May will confront U.S. President Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence when the pair meet Thursday at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels.

The 23-year-old said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out. He did not provide details, and said it's unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers.

Many European cities, including Paris, Berlin and Brussels, have suffered attacks in the last two years, underlining the importance of confidential intelligence cooperation.

As of Thursday, the identity of the officials who leaked the information remains unknown but at a press conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country would continue to share intelligence despite the leaks.

Prime Minister Theresa May has warned of another attack.

"While we do not usually comment on information sharing arrangements. having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all those in the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance", said Mark Rowley, Britain's lead officer for counter-terrorism policing. Twenty-three of the injured remain in critical care.

Police are now investigating his links in the country, which is home to many militant Islamist groups. A minute's silence was observed in honour of the victims at a square in central Manchester and in other places in Britain.

Police in Manchester say two more arrests have been made in connection with the investigation into the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert as British authorities threaten to not share any more information with the US after leaks to the media.

The oldest of the four Abedi children, Ismail has also been taken into custody since the attacks.

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A fifth man, who was carrying a suspect package, was then detained in Wigan, northwest of the city.

Mr Burnham told BBC's Newsnight that police had chose to take a "cautious approach" to releasing information "and yet the first reports were coming seemingly out of the United States".

Amber Rudd told Sky News that United States officials provided information to media that Britain preferred to keep confidential for reasons of operational security.

British officials had temporarily halted exchanging information with the United States on Wednesday after the New York Times newspaper published detailed forensic images of the bomb scene. We are with you Manchester. He criticised media for publishing such material.

They said they would update their social media channels if there were any cancellations. "This is British intelligence at the end of the day, people shouldn't be finding out about this".

Hashem was reported to have left Britain on April 16. It said the database was built around a longstanding U.S.

British government is furious over leaks of details about investigation into blast. We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester's first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives.

German magazine Focus, citing unnamed federal security sources, had earlier reported that British-born Abedi twice flew from a German airport in recent years and that he wasn't on any global watch list.

While the size and type of explosive is not evident, the Times reported it was an "improvised device made with forethought and care".

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