Manchester police find valuable evidence, stop sharing with US

The Islamic State took credit for the attack on Tuesday, however, details regarding Abedi's relationship to the terrorist group remain unclear.

Ansar al-Sharia was also present in Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown which the Islamic State group controlled for more than a year before they were routed by Libyan pro-government forces late last year.

"These relationships enable us to collaborate and share privileged and sensitive information that allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas", the spokesman said.

Ramadan Abedi spoke out in defense of his elder son, telling reporters that he could not believe reports Salman Abedi was behind the attack and saying that his son never expressed sympathy for jihadist terrorism. Abedi's father and younger brother were arrested in Tripoli yesterday.

Reports have now gathered pace online that the 23-year-old singer will pay for the funerals of all the fans who were slaughtered in the 20,000 capacity venue, in what was the worst terrorist attack the United Kingdom has seen since the 7/7 London bombings. Much of the summit is expected to be about terrorism in the wake of the attack in Manchester. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she wants to discuss leaks with Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, speaks to Amy Barlow, 12, from Rawtenstall, Lancashire, left, and her mother, Kathy, as she visits the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in Manchester England, to meet victims of the terror attack in the city earlier this week and to thank members of staff who treated them Thursday, May 25, 2017.

GMP said eight men have been arrested in relation to the bombing.

He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer - and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others.

The police force said specialist officers searched the building and found nothing suspicious.

Three different sources told the BBC foreign correspondent that Abedi had travelled to Libya during the summer holidays while he was still at school.

"It's terrible. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing", the 91-year-old monarch told 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents.

"This will not change", she said.

According to a family friend who asked not to be identified, the boys' father had taken his sons to Libya in mid-April and confiscated their passports so they couldn't return to the United Kingdom where they'd been in trouble with gangs.

Grande, 23, said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out. The report said that British police informed their German counterparts that Abedi had received paramilitary training in Syria beforehand. The National Health Service said 75 people were hospitalized.

  • Zachary Reyes