On Monday night, 22 people were killed and 64 injured after a man detonated a bomb at the Manchester Arena during Ariana’s Dangerous Woman tour.
The elder Abedi has been appointed administrative manager of Tripoli Central Security forces, which answers to the United Nations -backed government.
But Ramadan Abedi said he was sure Salman had not been a member of the jihadist group.
TRIPOLI The father of the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers in an attack in Manchester told Reuters in the Libyan capital on Wednesday that he had last spoken to his son some five days ago, by phone, and “everything was normal”.
An 8-year-old girl was among the dead. The traditional ceremony is a major tourist attraction in London. Armed police also patrolled outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Authorities are investigating if Salman Abedi was radicalized during the trips.
Police had followed up on the complaint at the time and visited the house.
He said the man used to wear traditional white Islamic dress, was aged in his 20s, 6 ft. United Kingdom officials are said to be furious about the leaks, and the prime minister is planning to talk directly to President Donald Trump Thursday about her concerns.
Manchester police raided apartments in both those neighborhoods on Tuesday, as well as another address in the city center on Wednesday.
“Clearly, this was a pretty sophisticated and powerful bomb”, a high-ranking Western government official told NPR, explaining that officers believe Abedi received help with the attack. “This is British intelligence at the end of the day, people shouldn’t be finding out about this”. British officials, however, have not commented on whether Abedi had links to IS or other extremist groups.
Britain is on its second-highest alert level of “severe” meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely. The decision to cut short her attendance at the G-7 was driven by the fact that Britain is under its gravest threat from terrorism in a decade, the official said.
“I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again”, she said. Officials say 20 of them are being treated for critical injuries.
Officials say soldiers will be deployed to places like Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Parliament.
The source said that while the bomber may have had some assistance it was also possible that he made the bomb himself.