Published: Sat, May 27, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Manchester attack: Sister of bomber said he wanted 'revenge' for injustice


Many at the concert were young girls and teens enthralled by Grande's pop power - and those who died included an 8-year-old girl.

"We are sure our fans will understand this decision", the team said, adding that the parade would have diverted police from the bombing investigation.

Abedi detonated an improvised explosive device as fans were exiting the venue, killing 22 people and injuring up to 64.

Police announced two new arrests Thursday in their probe, bringing the total to eight people in custody in Britain.

She said "the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy would be "on my mind and in my heart everyday".

Manchester police halted their sharing of investigative information with the USA through most of Thursday until receiving fresh assurance there would be an end to leaks to the media.

"The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that should not happen again", she said.

The BBC said that Manchester police hoped to resume normal intelligence relationships soon but is now furious.

"Rage was the main reason", for the blast that killed 22 at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday, she said, speaking by telephone from Libya.

Theresa May said she will tell Donald Trump that intelligence shared with the USA "must remain secure" in a sign of the United Kingdom authorities' anger at the repeated leaks of sensitive information to the media.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise the issue with Donald Trump on Thursday, a government source said, after the New York Times published detailed pictures of the crime scene in Manchester where 22 people were killed.

Government officials said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed to Buckingham Palace, Parliament and other high-profile sites across the country.

Iran slams United States arms deal with Saudi Arabia
There is no disputing that Iran has helped fan the flames of conflict through its meddling in Syria , Yemen and Lebanon. Rouhani added: "Our missiles are for peace, not for attack ". "We will not wait for them and their permission".

Britain's terror threat assessment has been hiked to "critical", the highest level, meaning an attack is considered imminent.

Abedi's father was allegedly a member of the al-Qaida-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s - a claim he denies.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks to Evie Mills, 14, from Harrogate, her mother, Karen and dad, Craig during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in Manchester, Britain May 25, 2017. "There's a network - a cell of ISIS-inspired terrorists", said Republican Texas Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

British media indicated that this man is highly likely to be Abedi's older brother Ismail.

However, Fadl said he had heard Abedi's father took his son's passport away over concerns about his ties to alleged extremists and criminals.

Salman's younger brother, 20-year-old Hashem was also detained Wednesday night, by an Islamist militia in Tripoli known as the Rada Special Deterrence Force.

Chelsea soccer club said it had cancelled a victory parade that had been set to take place on Sunday to celebrate its Premier League title.

Ramadan Abedi said the last time he spoke to Salman was five days ago as he was getting ready for a trip to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, a smaller pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. He said Salman, who was in his second year of studying economics, was planning to return to Libya to spend the holy month of Ramadan with the family.

There is no suggestion that Mr Graf was involved in jihadi groups operating as part of the revolution.

However, British authorities were left "furious" by repeated leaks of material shared with their US counterparts, which provides an awkward backdrop for Prime Minister Theresa May's meeting with US President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later Thursday. Police raided homes believed to be connected with the investigation.

Flower tributes for the victims at St Ann's square in central Manchester, England.

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