Manchester terror attack: Everything we know

Police blew the door off his Manchester home Tuesday just miles from the concert arena looking for evidence, including his phone and computer.

Pop star Ariana Grande on Wednesday suspended her tour until early June at the earliest after a deadly attack on her show in Manchester that left 22 people dead. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said British investigators had told French authorities Abedi had probably traveled to Syria as well.

Soldiers were being deployed to key sites in Britain on Wednesday, May 24, to prevent attacks after the terror threat level was raised to its highest level following a suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children.

North Korea has generally frosty relations with Western nations, which are seeking tougher sanctions meant to curb its missile and nuclear programmes.

"The work undertaken throughout the day has revealed that it is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack", said May. He did not provide details, and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers.

British police and intelligence agencies worked Wednesday to piece together the allegiances of the Manchester suicide bomber and foil any new potential threats, as the country's law-and-order chief said it's "likely" he did not act alone.

The mother of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell - who attended the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester England, with a friend - confirmed her daughter's death in a Facebook post.

Four men in total have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Among the victims tragically killed were eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and teenagers Georgina Callander, 18, and Olivia Campbell, 15. A man arrested on Tuesday was reported by British and USA media to be Abedi's brother.

"There will be additional resources made available to the police as they work to keep us safe".

Mark Rowley, Britain's most senior anti-terror officer, said he encouraged May to send military personnel as a support for police while the investigation was underway. Rudd said Britain's operational security could be harmed by the leaks, taking "the element of surprise" away from security services and police. The Palace of Westminster is closed to the public and the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace is cancelled to redeploy police officers.

The University of Salford, based in Manchester, said in a statement that Abedi was one of its students and it was helping the police with their investigation.

  • Julie Sanders


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