Manchester Police Arrest 3 Men In Connection To Arena Bombing

The Greater Manchester police said the three were arrested after warrants were executed in south Manchester. In addition to those killed in the concert attack, Manchester officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack, including those who traveled to hospitals on their own.

British investigators hunted Wednesday for possible connections between the 22-year-old suicide bomber in this week's Manchester Arena attack and the clandestine Islamic State-affiliated cell that carried out similarly sinister assaults on Paris and Brussels in 2015.

She also said Abedi had been known to security services before the bombing.

The official threat level was raised late on Tuesday to its highest level, "critical", meaning an attack is expected imminently.

Salman Abedi lived for years with family in a modest red-brick house in the Fallowfield section of Manchester, a middle- to working-class neighborhood.

Having spent a few years in London, the family moved to Manchester where his father used to do the call to prayer at a mosque in Didsbury.

The suspected bomber grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there.

He was yet to be formally named by the coroner.




If the incident is confirmed as a terrorist attack it would be the most deadly in Britain since the London subway bombings in 2005.

Interior minister Amber Rudd said up to 3,800 soldiers would be deployed on Britain's streets, taking on guard duties at places like Buckingham Palace and Downing Street to free up police to focus on patrols and investigatory work. In 1993, he fled the oil-rich North African country to Saudi Arabia after he was accused of helping Islamists by tipping them off before police raids. Speaking on BFM television tonight, Gerard Collomb did not provide details and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers. As of Wednesday morning, police say, they've identified all of the fatalities and contacted all of the families involved.

Greater Manchester Police has asked people to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Anti-Terrorist Helpline. They included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls and a 28-year-old man.

According to Rudd, up to 3,800 troops will be deployed on the streets around Britain as part of Operation Temperer after British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered to raise the country's terror threat level to "critical". She said he had been known to security forces "up to a point".

"We don't believe in killing innocents".

Following a vigil in solidarity with those affected by the Manchester attack, Mr Parry said: "There is a awful feeling of loneliness and isolation after an event like this, even when the deaths have been numerous".

Even though the senior Abedi denied that he was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting group, former Libyan security official Abdel-Basit Haroun told the AP that the elder Abedi was a member in the 1990s of the group, which had links to al-Qaida.

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