More arrests over Manchester bombing as United Kingdom raises terror alert

Manchester attack: Father, brother of suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi arrested in Libya

Manchester attack: Father, brother of suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi arrested in Libya

The publication of the images which seemingly showed parts of bomber Salman Abedi's torn rucksack and a detonator, suspected to have been sent to the American newspaper by United States police officials, led to a spat between the country and British authorities.

But the friend said Salman and his brother Hashem had changed after another youth - an 18-year-old Manchester resident also of Libyan descent - was killed in the northern British city a year ago.

Before his arrest in Tripoli yesterday, Abedi's father said his son had been affected by the death.

He was "aware of all the details" of his brother's plans, a Libyan security force official said and had been "under surveillance for a month and a half" before his arrest today.

"We are furious. This is completely unacceptable", the unnamed government official told The Guardian.

Abedi's brother Hashem and father Ramadan were detained on Wednesday by one of the militia groups in Tripoli that claims to be an anti-terrorism force.

British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people and injured 64 others at a concert venue packed with children on Monday.

"He sounded normal. There was nothing worrying at all until two days ago (when) I heard the news that they suspect he was the bomber", Abedi, a father of six, said.

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As the investigation progresses in the Manchester Arena bombing, investigators are able to trace Salman Abedi?s movements and his connections with terror networks before the bombing.

Ramadan Abedi told the Associated Press early Wednesday that he believed his son was innocent.

Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday morning that when she meets later in the day with President Trump in Brussels, she would make it clear "that intelligence shared must remain secure".

Last year, former British foreign secretary Philip Hammond said more than 1,500 Britons had tried to get to Syria and Iraq to join ISIL.

DHS and intelligence agencies contacted by AFP would not comment on whether they were the ones who leaked the information.

The 23-year-old Ismail was reportedly arrested in Chorlton, south Manchester in connection with the attack on Tuesday.

His uncle was detained yesterday in Manchester, while there are conflicting reports that the killer's mother is also in police custody. Her French counterpart Gerard Collomb said the man had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria as well.

"We're strong but mighty", said resident Sophia Goodman. Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, telling 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents: "It's awful".

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