Ariana Grande Pens Emotional Open Letter Following Fatal Manchester Attack

Hopkins said searches at several addresses in Manchester and other areas have yielded "very important" items assisting the investigation of Monday's attack, which killed 22 people and injured dozens.

The leak came after the name of the alleged attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, was reported by United States media on Tuesday, quoting U.S. officials, before British police had released it publicly.

She said that she saw her concerts as a place for her fans "to escape, to celebrate, to heal, to feel safe and to be themselves".

Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday that a "severe" threat level meant another attack was still highly likely and that citizens should remain vigilant.

Authorities in the United Kingdom believe Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, likely had the help of a terror network and are hunting for clues to this.

His father, Ramadan Abedi, and brother, Hashim, have also been arrested in Libya.

The leaks make matters worse for British authorities who, as a result of the investigation into the bombing, are under pressure to prevent yet another attack they believe is imminent.

A total of 13 people have been arrested in the terror investigation, two of whom have been released without charge, the Greater Manchester Police said. The Times didn't say where it got the information.

"I'll be returning to the incredibly fearless city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families".

TRT World's Jon Brain reports on the latest from Manchester.

United Kingdom police have arrested eight people in the aftermath of the bombing, with Home Secretary Amber Rudd saying Abedi "likely" did not act alone.

The victims of the attack were still being identified on Wednesday, and pictures of British troops deployed in the central government district in Westminster, armed with assault rifles, dominated the news. "Eight men remain in custody for questioning", a police statement said.

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