Manchester terror attack victims: Five children still critically ill

Manchester terror attack victims: Five children still critically ill

Manchester terror attack victims: Five children still critically ill

Salman Abedi, a British-born Muslim from a Libyan family, blew himself up, killing 22 men, women and children, as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said, without elaborating, that searches of suspects' homes brought "very important" clues in the probe of Monday's bombing at the close of an Ariana Grande show. Authorities have so far arrested eight people in a series of raids in northern and central England.

Ramadan Abedi told the Associated Press early Wednesday that he believed his son was innocent. In the Libyan-British community in southern Manchester where Salman lived, he was known as a university dropout, an "awkward" young man and an "isolated, dark figure" who talked to few people and travelled back and forth between Britain and Libya.

But British ministers and security chiefs have been dismayed by leaks in the US media which made public details about the British investigation.

May is due to meet President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels Thursday, and said she would make clear "that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

A British official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said police in Manchester will stop sharing information about the investigation with the US until they get a guarantee that there will be no more leaks to the media.

The BBC reports that, as a result of the leak, police investigating the bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US.

Bin Salem said Abedi's mother told investigators her son left for the United Kingdom four days before the attack after spending a month in Libya. As many as 1,000 Army troops have already been deployed to boost security operations.

Soldiers and bomb disposal experts rushed to a street in the south of the city after a call to police, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

The 23-year-old pop singer, who said she was left emotionally "broken" by the explosion that killed 22 people at her Manchester Arena show, is reported to have flown home to Florida.

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USA channel ABC News reported that police had found a kind of bomb-making workshop in Abedi's home and he had apparently stockpiled enough chemicals to make additional bombs.

However, Fadl said he had heard Abedi's father took his son's passport away over concerns about his ties to alleged extremists and criminals. His father too had been a militia member before he'd chose to flee the country when an arrest warrant was issued against him.

"This is until such time as we have assurances that no further unauthorised disclosures will occur", said the counter-terrorism source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A photo on the Facebook page of Libya's Special Deterrence Force on May 24, 2017 claims to shows Hashem Abedi, the brother of the man suspected of carrying out the bombing in Manchester, after he was detained in Tripoli.

France's interior minister has said Abedi had "proven" links with Islamic State, and that both French and British intelligence had information that he had been to Syria. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together.

"We'll do whatever we can to honour that", he said.

Trump on Thursday pledged to "get to the bottom" of the leaks, calling them "deeply troubling" and asking the Justice Department and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter".

There are 32 now in Manchester hospitals, of which 18 are adults and 14 are children.

The oldest of Ramadan's four children and older brother of Salman and Hashem, Ismail has also been taken into custody since the attacks.

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