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Salman Abedi

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…

Libya arrests brother, father of Manchester bombing suspect

TRIPOLI: Libya has arrested a brother and the father of the man suspected of carrying out the bombing in the British city of Manchester, a relative and security sources said on Wednesday. The family source, asking not to be identified, said intelligence services had arrested Hashem Abedi, who like his older brother Salman was born in Britain, on Tuesday. One of the forces that supports the GNA posted a picture on its Facebook page of Hashem Abedi after detaining him. "The father, Ramadan Abedi, has also just been…

Salman Abedi: Business student dropout turned suicide bomber

MANCHESTER: Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack on a pop concert in Manchester, was a business student who dropped out of university. Born to a Libyan family in Britain's third biggest city, newspapers said he was known to the security services and the Financial Times said he had turned to radical Islam in recent years. Abedi, 22, worshipped at a suburban mosque, where his father was a well-known face who sometimes performed the call to prayer. He was named by police and Prime Minister…

Suspected Manchester bomber identified as Salman Abedi

MANCHESTER: Police on Tuesday named a young man -- reportedly British-born of Libyan descent -- as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at a concert in Manchester, killing 22 including an eight-year-old girl. Manchester police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, but declined to give any further details. British media said he was born in the northwestern English city and that his Libyan parents had fled the regime of dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Prime Minister Theresa May vowed…