USA leaks on Manchester investigation 'irritating,' UK Home Secretary says

The explosion took place at Manchester Arena as people began streaming from the doors after a show by American singer Ariana Grande.

Although the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Monday night's attack, the police have not confirmed the background of the attacker or if he had links to ISIS, The Independent has reported.

Rudd also said Abedi had been known to security services before the bombing.

On Wednesday Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said 64 people are being treated with 20 in critical care in hospital.

In fact, Hopkins revealed, four people already have been arrested in connection to the bombing.

Mohammed Saeed said he had been giving a sermon condemning Islamic State and Libyan terror group Ansar al-Sharia when "Salman showed me a face of hate".

Ramadan Abedi, the 22-year-old's father, has broken his silence after his son was named the prime suspect by Mi5.

After the attack Manchester police raided a number of properties across northern and central England arresting five men and one woman on Wednesday, but the woman was later released without charge, Manchester Police said.

In the meantime, he said, "I can confirm that we are confident the immediate families of all those who were attacked have been informed".

Hashem, Abedi's brother, had been "under surveillance for a month and a half" and "investigation teams supplied intelligence that he was planning a terrorist attack in the capital Tripoli", the Deterrence Force said on its Facebook page.

The British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said it was "irritating" that details about the Manchester bombing investigation were leaked and that they have been clear with Washington that it "should not happen again". Mr Collomb tells French television that both British and French intelligence services had information that Abedi had been in Syria.

The 22 victims who lost their lives in the attack included an eight-year-old girl, several teenagers, a 28-year-old man, and a Polish couple who had come to pick up their daughters after the concert.

The Manchester attack underscores terror threats on Western targets remain real, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Coats told a Senate panel Tuesday.

Army personnel are replacing armed police at sites including Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and the Palace of Westminster as part of Operation Temperer.

  • Zachary Reyes