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Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya as they piece together his allegiances and try to foil any new potential threats.

Armed police officers stand outside a residential property near to where a man was arrested in the Chorlton area of Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017.

The suicide bomber who attacked a concert at the arena was likely to have been working with other terrorists but was only known to the security services "up to a point", the British home secretary said earlier on Wednesday.

Hundreds of armed military personnel meanwhile fanned out to take up guard duties at the British parliament and Buckingham Palace - a highly unusual sight on the streets of Britain since the end of the Northern Ireland conflict in the 1990s. The traditional ceremony is a major tourist attraction in London.

Rudd was asked by the BBC about the fact that information about Abedi, including his name, had come out of the United States before it was cleared by British authorities.

Armed police patrol a street near the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday.

Interior minister Amber Rudd said Salman Abedi had likely not acted alone, and troops were being deployed to key sites across Britain to help prevent further attacks after the official threat level was raised to "critical".

Police have raided at least three addresses linked to Abedi and carried out a controlled explosion at one of the locations yesterday. The youngest victim was 8-year-old Saffie Roussos.

He said Salman was planning to head from Saudi Arabia to Libya to spend the holy month of Ramadan with family. "This is not us".

The father also confirmed to AP that his other son, Ismail, had been arrested.

Ramadan Abedi fled Tripoli in 1993 after Moammar Kadafi's security authorities issued an arrest warrant, and he eventually sought political asylum in Britain.

Now, he is the administrative manager of the Central Security force in Tripoli.

The BBC reported that security services thought the bomb was too sophisticated for Abedi to have built by himself.

British security forces worked Wednesday to wrap up a family based terrorist ring, as the father and brother of the British-born suicide bomber were arrested in the father's native Libya.

We also know now from the French interior minister that he went to Syria and has links with Islamic State.

Grande was greeted by her boyfriend, Mac Miller, according to Us Weekly, as she arrived home from the U.K. "Mac ran up to give her a hug and kiss right after her plane landed", an Us Weekly source said.

A total of 64 people are being treated in hospital, including 20 in critical care, medical officials said.

She also complained about USA officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the press, saying that could hinder Britain's security services and police.

"I think it's very clear that it's a network that we are dealing with", Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said on Wednesday afternoon.

As you surely know, 22 people were killed on Monday after a bomb was detonated after the Side To Side singer's concert at the Manchester Arena.

The Diocese of Salford announced that Bishop Arnold would say a special Mass for the victims May 23 at 12:30 p.m.at St. Mary's Church, which is the Catholic Mother Church of Greater Manchester. He is believed to have travelled by train from London before the attack, USA officials said. Jane Connors, who in charge of securing the capital.

It also published a diagram showing most of the fatalities occurred in a circle around the bomber, which it said indicated a powerful, high-velocity charge.

This article was originally published at 2:40 a.m.

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