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This photo from British Law Enforcement shows what the bomber in the Manchester terrorist attack appeared to have used to detonate.


Rudd said up to 3,800 soldiers could be deployed on Britain's streets, taking on guard duties to free up police to focus on patrols and investigation.

A counter-terrorism force detained the father, Ramadan Abedi, outside his home in the Tripoli suburb on Wednesday, while the bomber's younger brother Hashem Abedi, was arrested on Tuesday.

France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. But Greater Manchester Police said it could not formally name the victims until forensic post-mortems were concluded, which could take four to five days.

Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested today in Manchester and in the Withington area in the south of the city.

"These relationships enable us to collaborate and share privileged and sensitive information that allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas", the spokesman said.

Another official said, "We knew he was going a little insane and left, but he went quiet and returned a few days ago, and we had no information about him in between".

He made several trips to Libya, where it is thought his immigrant parents had returned in 2011 following Muammar Gaddafi's overthrow.

"Salman showed me the face of hate after my speech on ISIS", he said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent condolences on behalf of the Israeli people to British Prime Minister Theresa May for the terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester.

The University of Salford near Manchester has said in a statement that Abedi had been one of its students - although he reportedly dropped out in recent years - and that it was helping police with their investigation.

On Tuesday, Britain raised its terror alert to the highest level.

"They communicated to DHS as well as other U.S. government agencies their concern over leaks about their investigation into the incident in Manchester - information that's gotten into the press and public through United States sources when the UK was leading the investigation and wants to protect the information", Lapan said. They are both now in separate hospitals being treated for injuries, friends said.

Officials said all the dead and wounded had been identified.

"What is more of a danger is division and communities turning against each other".

"Last time I spoke to him, he sounded normal".

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Andy Burnham, Manchester's mayor, said: "The people of Manchester are bigger than that, they are better than that". "Whenever something like this happens, it will immediately make people question what decision they will make, and it will make people revisit old information", Pantucci says.

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