Manchester attack probe nets another arrest

Today, Grande responded at length to the tragedy in a letter to her fans that she posted on social media.

Grande will return to Manchester to spend time with her fans and to put on the benefit concert, she said.

Britain's security level has been upgraded to "critical" meaning officials believe another attack may be imminent.

"The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you've shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday", she wrote. A further two people who were arrested earlier in the week have been released.The Guardian newspaper, without citing sources, said three of the 10 people arrested so far were brothers who were believed to be cousins of the bomber, Salman Abedi.

Mark Rowley, head of Britain's counter-terrorism police, said on Friday that police had captured "a large part of the network" linked to the atrocity in which seven children under 18 years old were among the 22 dead. Buildings across Manchester and northwest England were raided.On his first official trip to Britain as USA secretary of state, Rex Tillerson said "all across America, hearts are broken" by the attack.British police briefly suspended intelligence sharing with the United States on Thursday after confidential details of their investigation repeatedly appeared in US media. The government said nearly 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere, replacing police, who can work on counter-terrorism duties.

The event, she said, will honor and raise money for the victims and their families.

Another man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing on Sunday, according to police, bringing the total number of men held in custody following the attack to 12.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.

  • Leroy Wright