Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Ariana Grande Concerts Canceled at Least Through June 5


The new arrests came as the injured toll doubled from 59 to 119.

Hashem Abedi, who was born in 1997, was arrested in Tripoli on Wednesday evening by the Libyan counter-terrorism force Rada on suspicion of links to the Islamic State, a Libyan spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. Security officials believe others masterminded his attack on Monday's Manchester concert that killed 22.

An armed raid was also carried out in Manchester city centre yesterday, during which police said a nearby railway line had to be "briefly closed".

"I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating", Hopkins told reporters outside Manchester police headquarters.

Now, an unconfirmed report says Grande has reached out to the families of the victims and offered to pay the funeral costs.

Earlier, interior minister Amber Rudd said the bomber, Salman Abedi, had recently returned from Libya.

"John was one one in a million and loved by so many!" the page says.

May, who became prime minister past year after Britain voted to leave the European Union, said on Tuesday the official threat level in Britain had been raised to its highest level, "critical", meaning an attack could be imminent.

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

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Suicide bomber Abedi was born in Britain to a Libyan family, grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and attended local Salford University for a time. "He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack".

"Salman showed me the face of hate after my speech on ISIS", he said.

The attack killed 22 people, all of whom have now been identified by police but their names will be released during the course of this week after formal identifications are complete.

Sixty-four people are still hospitalized, said Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, many with serious wounds that will require "very long term care and support".

An eight-year-old girl has been confirmed dead after a suspected suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Ariana's team has cancelled the London O2 shows this week and all shows through her scheduled Switzerland concert a week from Monday. Martyn Hett A Manchester public relations company has paid tribute to Martyn Hett, its digital manager and a man who it said "loved life and celebrated it every day".

He said: "We don't believe in killing innocents". "The U.S. have adopted a "zero risk" approach meaning that the U.S. services have a much shorter trigger when it comes to stop an ongoing operation. The children are safe". United States security officials said Abedi also had a sister named Jomana. She said he had been known to security forces "up to a point".

Britain also has a national election scheduled for June 8.

Hundreds of armed military personnel meanwhile fanned out to take up guard duties at the British parliament and Buckingham Palace - a highly unusual sight on the streets of Britain since the end of the Northern Ireland conflict in the 1990s.

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