Ariana Grande announces she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert

Abedi died in the attack.

British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, the BBC reported on Thursday, because of fears that leaks in the U.S. media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large.

Citing unnamed federal security sources, Focus reports that British-born Salman Abedi twice flew from a German airport in recent years and wasn't on any global watch list.

Rudd also expressed her displeasure at USA officials for leaking information on the perpetrator to the media as the investigation was still unfolding.

Others said they had become more vigilant but said the threat wouldn't stop them from travelling.

Grande also posted a link to donate to the victims' families.

The National Counter Terrorism Policing body said the breach of trust caused great "damage" and "undermines our investigations".

Meanwhile in Britain, British police said they had arrested a seventh person following searches at an address in Nuneaton, central England.

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When the name of the bomber was allegedly released by US officials, raids were underway both in Manchester and in Libya where the bomber's father lives.

American pop singer Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour until June 5 in the wake of the deadly attack at her concert in Manchester that claimed the lives of 22 people, including children.

"We don't believe in killing innocents".

In addition to the brother in Manchester, British police officers said they'd detained four potential associates of Abedi in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.

Investigators are trying to find whether Abedi knew several Manchester-based jihadis, including Libyan man Abdalraouf Abdallah, who was jailed in the United Kingdom for terror offenses, and Raphael Hostey, an IS recruiter killed in Syria.

In the statement, the force says the 20-year-old engineering student had been planning to launch an attack of his own in Tripoli, and that after his arrest Tuesday night, Hashim confessed to ties with the Islamic State and knowledge of his brother's planned attack in Manchester.

Another brother of Abedi and Abedi's father, who both live in Libya, have also been detained. Police used an explosive device to get into a property to make the arrests.

The US media outlets CBS and NBC identified the attacker as Abedi earlier Tuesday. Grande has cancelled concerts scheduled for Thursday and Friday in London, and in several other sites in Europe.

  • Salvatore Jensen