British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

A woman arrested in a raid in Blackley, Manchester, was released late Wednesday without charge, police said.

Ariana Grande has called off two London concerts and five in Europe after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester, England, the US pop singer's representatives said on Wednesday.

British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchester Arena attack, two officials familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Jomana, Abedi's sister, said she thought her brother was driven to murder because he wanted revenge for "the explosives America drops on children in Syria".

Miley said: "I want to dedicate this song to my good friend Ariana Grande and everyone who experienced that horrific attack yesterday".

"I spoke to him about five days ago. there was nothing wrong, everything was normal", Abedi said.

Police said relatives of all those killed had been informed and specialist officers were supporting them.

Hashim Abedi, the 18-year-old brother of alleged British-born bomber Salman Abedi, 22, was detained in Tripoli Tuesday night, a spokesman for a Libyan anti-terror force said Wednesday.

A Whitehall source said: "British officials and ministers are making it clear to their USA counterparts that these leaks from within the system are completely unacceptable".

The British investigation is now reportedly focusing on who helped Abedi, and on whether the bomb-maker is still at large.

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ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, though authorities are still looking at how the 22-year-old British-born son of Libyan refugees turned toward killing innocent people.

BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera says United Kingdom officials believe that USA law enforcement rather than the White House is the likely culprit for the leaks.

Police secure the Manchester Arena in Manchester.

Interior minister Amber Rudd had described the leaks as "irritating" early on Thursday, after details about bomber Salman Abedi, including his name, first appeared in US media, adding that Britain's allies were perfectly clear that it "shouldn't happen again".

U.S. sources were the first to reveal the identity of the bomber, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, leading to concern that police efforts to hunt down his associates could be impacted.

Britain's political parties meanwhile agreed to resume campaigning on Friday after a three-day break, as authorities warned that another attack is imminent.

Salman Abedi was not the only one in his family who caused concern in Manchester.

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said on Wednesday that as many as 119 people had been injured in the attack, 64 of whom remain hospitalised, 20 of them critically.

The news has yet to be confirmed by Ariana or her team, but the report comes after the brunette beauty said she was left "broken" by the tragic events.

The government said a minute's silence would be held at all official buildings at 1000 GMT on Thursday. The youngest victim of the bombing named so far was just 8 years old. "He used to drink, smoke weed then all of a sudden he turned religious and I've not seen him since 2011", a person who knew Abedi from school told Manchester Evening News.

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