Manchester terrorist´s family members arrested; search for support network in Europe

Mohammed Fadl, a spokesman for Libyan expatriates in Manchester, said Salman's family was well known in the community, especially his elder brother Ismail, but said Salman "was not socially involved in the community".

Four days after a British-born suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 others at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England, the singer posted an open letter to her fans, praising them for their resilience and announcing plans for a benefit show. May said at the time Britain would continue to share intelligence with Washington. Hashem Abedi, who is 20-years-old, was detained a day earlier.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States takes "full responsibility" for the leaking of information from Britain's investigation of the Manchester concert bombing.

Seven other men are in custody in connection with Monday's blast, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks.

The arrests followed the detainment of Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

According to officials, this would free up police officers to carry out patrols and investigatory work amid fears of an imminent second attack.

Police have arrested a "large part of the network" linked to the deadly Manchester bombing, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said Friday.

The attack also injured 116 people, of whom 75 were admitted to hospital and 23 remain in a very serious condition, health authorities said on Thursday.

El-Khayat said: "If we are radicalizing people, who god-forbidden, have any intention to do (harm), the police will be the first to know".

British authorities did not say that the investigation had in fact been compromised by the leaks.

In Manchester's St. Ann's Square, where a sea of floral tributes grew by the hour, a crowd sang the hometown band Oasis' song "Don't Look Back in Anger".

"I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, nonstop over the past week". Trump, in Brussels, ignored two questions from journalists on whether Britain can trust the USA with sensitive information.

These searches are connected to Monday's attack on the Manchester Arena.

British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published in The New York Times, although it's not clear that the paper obtained the photos from USA officials.

  • Leroy Wright