Published: Fri, May 26, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Manchester terror attack: United Kingdom officials 'furious' over investigation leaks from US

Manchester terror attack: United Kingdom officials 'furious' over investigation leaks from US

Police on Tuesday confirmed that Abedi, a 22-year-old British man of Libyan origin, carried out Monday's suicide-bomb attack. "Activity continues around the clock to identify and stop these threats and we are making arrests on a near daily basis", he said.

"We are furious. This is completely unacceptable", a Foreign Office source told the Press Association.

"We condemn these terrorist acts on civilians, innocent people".

It comes after NBC News cited U.S. officials as saying the bomber's family had warned security services that he was "dangerous".

In addition to those killed in Monday evening's concert attack, Manchester officials have raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack, including those who travelled to hospitals on their own. "In the last 15 years, I haven't seen him in trouble at all".

The counter-terrorism force detained the father, Ramadan Abedi, outside his home in the Tripoli suburb of Ayn Zara on Wednesday afternoon.

Another official said, "We knew he was going a little insane and left, but he went quiet and returned a few days ago, and we had no information about him in between".

The senior Abedi worked as a security officer under dictator Moammar Gadhafi's rule.

Manchester armed police patrol Piccadilly Station and the Arndale shopping center.

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However, British officials have not confirmed Abedi's links to ISIL or other armed groups.

He said he fled Tripoli in 1993 after Moammar Gadhafi's security authorities issued an arrest warrant and eventually sought political asylum in Britain.

Among those to warn of Abedi's extremism was Mohammed Shafi, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, who believed "he was involved in extremism and terrorism".

In a statement, a spokesperson representing the British police group's counterterrorism committee said the leaks "undermine our investigations and the confidence of victims".

"The security forces raided the home and broke down the door, scaring the neighbours, and they thought that the house contained explosives, even spreading a rumour that it had, but there weren't any".

The extremist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on what it called "crusaders" on its Telegram account and warned that "what comes next will be more severe on the worshippers of the cross".

"We must redouble our resolve to meet the threats to our shared security whether from terrorism or Russia", May will tell the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit participants, according to extracts of her address released by the United Kingdom official.

Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen, grew up in the Moss Side district of Manchester.

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