Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for charity show

"She expressed the view that the intelligence-sharing relationship we have with the U.S.is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure", a British government source said.

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British police and security services were also upset that Abedi's name was apparently leaked by US officials and published while British police were withholding it - and while raids were underway in Manchester and in Libya, where the bomber's father lives.

Almost two dozen people were killed and dozens more were hurt Monday night in a bombing at the Manchester Arena, which occurred shortly after the singer's concert concluded.

Libya said it was working closely with Britain to identify possible "terrorist networks" involved.

Akram Ramadan, a member of the Libyan community in Manchester who attends the city's Didsbury Mosque, said Abedi was banned from the mosque after he allegedly interrupted an imam's anti-Islamic State sermon.

A relative told AFP that Abedi had travelled to Manchester from Libya four days before the bombing.

I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, non stop over the past week. "He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge", she said.

The British concerns echo Trump's own frequent complaints about officials in his administration leaking information to the media, often about allegations of connections between his election campaign and Russian Federation.

Authorities have detained a total of 11 people since the attack, but a 16-year-male and an adult woman were released without charges.

According to media reports, Abedi was known to United Kingdom security services, but his risk to the public remained "subject to review".

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, a Manchester native, said on Friday he would donate the proceeds of his show next Tuesday in the city to a fund supporting victims and their families.

Residents were later allowed to return.

Britain's official threat level was raised to the highest level, or "critical" following the Manchester attack, with armed troops deployed to guard landmarks.

Eight men, aged between 18 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in relation to the attack.

Following the terror attack, the country's main political parties suspended their campaigns ahead of the 8 June general election.

  • Carolyn Briggs