United Kingdom irritated by U.S. leaks in Manchester attack

Nick Mcbride
May 25, 2017

"We are now treating 64 individuals. of those approximately 20 are receiving critical care, that means very urgent care", he told Sky News. She said he had been known to security forces "up to a point". Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya as they work to piece together his allegiances and foil any new potential threats.

On Tuesday, a 23-year-old man was arrested in Chorlton in connection with the attack.

Police have named British-born Salman Abedi, 22, as the perpetrator of the bombing at the Manchester Arena indoor venue at the end of a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande on Monday, attended by thousands of children and teenagers. In London, public tours of the parliament complex and the changing of guard ceremony in Buckingham Palace have been cancelled.

Abedi was born in Britain to a Libyan family, grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and attended the local Salford University for a time.

Abdalla Yousef, a spokesman for the mosque, said Abedi's father and the rest of the family apart from the two sons had returned to Libya in 2011 after the killing of Gadaffi.

Peter Rawlinson, deputy of the Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy in Croston, northwest of Manchester, where Callander was a former pupil, told The Associated Press that her family had confirmed the death. "This is not us".

Security experts told the Times that Abedi's deployment of an improvised explosive device outside the Arena showed a level of sophistication that implied he had collaborators and the possibility that other bombs had been made at the same time.

Police also carried out raids in the south Manchester area of Fallowfield where Abedi lived.

'As it stands, six men and one woman have been arrested in conjunction with the investigation and remain in custody for questioning'.

Also on Wednesday, France's interior minister said that Abedi was believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links to ISIS.

British officials have declined to confirm the details released by French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who said the information had come from British investigators. He did not elaborate but said it's unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers.

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, to offer his condolences after the terror attack in Manchester.

She also complained about US officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the USA media.

"So it is irritating if it gets released from other sources and I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again". While 59 people were taken to eight hospitals across Greater Manchester, another 60 were treated on the scene as "walking wounded", reports Manchester Evening News.

Rouse said many of those hospitalized had serious injuries that would require "very long term care and support in terms of their recovery".

Officials said all those hospitalized had been identified. Jane Connors, who in charge of securing the capital.

This article was originally published at 2:40 a.m.

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