Manchester Police Make Arrests, Criticize Leaks

In the early hours of Thursday morning, counter-terror police carried out a controlled explosion at a property in the Moss Side area of Manchester, although no arrests were reported by police.

Monday night's attack at Manchester Arena killed 22 people and injured 119.

Police and security services are also upset that the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked by US officials and published while police in Britain were withholding the name for what they said were reasons of operational security.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the investigation into the deadly Manchester concert bombing is making progress.

Prime Minister Theresa May will raise British concerns over leaks of intelligence related the Manchester terror attack with President Donald Trump after United Kingdom authorities stepped up their criticism of U.S. intelligence officials for what they see as a breach of trust.

At this point, it's not clear where Times reporter C.J. Chivers got the crime scene photos he analyzed in his story or who the officials that leaked Abedis' name against the wishes of Manchester police were.

The channel said its investigation revealed how Salman grew up on the same housing estates in south Manchester as a group of young men who radicalised each other - with some fighting for the IS in Syria and Iraq.

Sessions said he shares President Trump's "deep concern" about leaked information concerning Monday's suicide bombing in Manchester, England.

Eight men are now in custody, all aged between 18 and 38 and all arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to confront US President Donald Trump when the pair meet at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels, with the American leader already struggling domestically to stem a tide of damaging leaks from law enforcement agencies.

Britain's terror threat assessment has been hiked to "critical", the highest level, meaning an attack is considered imminent. Another brother, 23-year-old Ismail, was arrested on Tuesday in Manchester.

May also said "we have a special relationship with the USA".

Manchester police said on Wednesday they're investigating a network they think orchestrated the bombing, and the suspected perpetrator's father and brother were arrested in Tripoli.

Hopkins and Basu said they had gathered significant information about Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan parents, how his bomb was built, his associates, finances, the places he had been and the wider conspiracy.

A national minute's silence was to be observed at 11:00am for those killed and the dozens seriously wounded.

The Manchester attack has caused revulsion across the world because it targeted children and teenagers, who make up the bulk of Grande's fan base.

  • Salvatore Jensen