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UK police issue photo of Manchester attacker, believe bomb made in city apartment

LONDON: British police on Saturday released a photograph of Salman Abedi on the night he killed 22 people in a suicide bomb attack in Manchester and said they believed an apartment in the city center was where he put together his device. “We know one of the last places Abedi went was the city center flat and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena,” Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Neil Basu, Senior National Coordinator UK Counter Terrorism Policing said in a joint statement.…

UK hunts for bomber’s network amid row over US leaks

MANCHESTER: Britain pressed a manhunt on Thursday for a Libya-linked militant network thought to be behind the deadly Manchester bombing as US President Donald Trump threatened to prosecute those responsible for leaking investigation details to the US media. London reacted furiously after sensitive details about the investigation into Monday night's suicide attack which targeted young concert goers, killing 22 people, appeared in the US press. With the row over intelligence-sharing escalating, a shellshocked Britain…

Amsterdam on ‘high alert’ as 120,000 watch Ajax v Man Utd

AMSTERDAM: Police were on high alert in Amsterdam Wednesday after the Manchester attack, as more than 120,000 people streamed to the Dutch capital to watch Ajax take on Manchester United in the Europa League final. The match was being shown live from the Stockholm Friends Arena on a giant screen set up in Amsterdam's famous Museum Square. But hours before kick-off, police warned the square was already full and they were closing it to all new-comers. Shortly afterwards, they appealed to fans to stay away from the…

Anguished search by families after Manchester attack

MANCHESTER: Parents were searching desperately Tuesday for children caught up in the attack on a pop concert in the British city of Manchester, after police confirmed youngsters were among the 22 victims. Screaming fans fled the venue after the bomb blast at the end of a concert by US star Ariana Grande, who is popular among teens and pre-teens. Charlotte Campbell called hospitals, police and set up an appeal on social media before calling radio and television networks to try to find her 15-year-old daughter Olivia.…

This unverified Twitter account ‘predicted’ Manchester attack four hours before it happened

A deadly blast at a pop concert in Manchester claimed at least 22 lives including children. What followed next was strong condemnations and condolences on the social media. The Manchester Police is currently viewing the blast as a possible ‘terrorist attack’, though no organisation has claimed responsibility for the blast yet. “This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise”, read a quote from the police in a Sun report. In the meantime, screenshots of a couple of messages that were…