Mac Miller comforts Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande's concerts at London's O2 Arena on Thursday and Friday have been cancelled following the Manchester suicide bombing.

Previously, three people were arrested after warrants were executed in south Manchester, another man was arrested in Wigan, and Ismail Abedi, the bomber's brother, was arrested in Manchester.

In a final phone call he placed to his mother and brother just before the attack, he purportedly told his mother: "Forgive me", said Ahmed bin Salem, a spokesman for Libya's anti-terrorism unit, the Special Deterrent Force. He was reportedly in the process of receiving cash transferred from Salman at the time of his arrest.

Counter-terrorism sources have told that they have established a "significant" connection between the two men as they investigate the murder of 22 concert-goers and search for possible accomplices, Sky News reported.

British police working on the case have resumed intelligence-sharing with USA counterparts after a brief halt because of anger over leaks to US media thought by Britain to be coming from USA officials.

British police chiefs said the ongoing leaks are "undermining" their investigations and the UK's relations with U.S. security agencies as well as the confidence of terror victims.

Hashem 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.

"Clearly this was a pretty sophisticated and powerful bomb", a high-ranking Western government official told NPR, explaining that officers believe Abedi received help in the attack.

In his statement, Trump - who was already struggling domestically to stem a tide of damaging leaks from law enforcement agencies - said the information coming out in the United States media was "deeply troubling". They said a woman who was arrested Wednesday has since been released without charges.

She was welcomed by her boyfriend, the rapper Mac Miller, before heading to her home, media reports said.

Police have been raiding homes in southern Manchester that they believe are connected to the bombing.


A woman has become the sixth person to be arrested by police in Britain in connection with the Manchester terror attack. He also denied his son had spent time in Syria or fought with the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the concert bombing.

Before the Manchester attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May had said that Britain would continue to share intelligence with the USA and that she had confidence in the relationship between the two countries.

Britain's interior minister said earlier that he had recently returned from Libya and had likely not acted alone.

On Thursday at 11 a.m., many across Britain fell silent and bowed their heads for a minute in tribute to the victims of Monday night's bombing.

The attacker's father said that he spoke to his son last week to discuss meeting in Tripoli during Ramadan and said he was "really shocked" when he heard what had happened on Monday night.

  • Leroy Wright