Father of Accused Manchester Attacker Says His Son Is Innocent

Police said three suspects were arrested on Wednesday around Manchester, and Abedi's father told The Associated Press that Abedi's brother Ismail was arrested on Tuesday in the area.

Abdalla Yousef, a spokesman for the mosque, said Abedi's father and the rest of the family apart from the two sons had returned to Libya in 2011 after the killing of Gadaffi.

In Britain, investigators are trying to track down a jihadist network suspected of having orchestrated the attack on Monday night at a pop concert that killed 22 people, many of them children, and wounded dozens more. Asked about intelligence-sharing between the USA and Israel earlier this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had Trump by his side then, said it's never been better.

Leaks from an investigation into the Manchester terror attack are undermining the investigation, British police said on Thursday as the BBC reported that police had stopped sharing information with the United States.

CNN journalists witnessed the aftermath of a raid Wednesday outside the Granby House apartment building in central Manchester, where police were guarding the front door and letting residents out.

A fifth man was arrested by British police near Manchester on Wednesday.

In addition to those killed, officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack, 20 of them with critical injuries.

"When arrested, the man was carrying a package which we are now assessing".

Over the past three days several key details of the investigation, including the name of the bomber, first came out in USA media, angering British police who feared such leaks risked compromising their investigation.

Collomb told French television the suspect "grew up in Britain and then suddenly, after a trip to Libya and then likely to Syria, became radicalised and chose to carry out this attack".

Britain's interior minister, Amber Rudd, said Abedi had recently returned from Libya and her French counterpart, Gerard Collomb, said he had proven links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that she planned to confront Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting about the leaks, which included highly sensitive police photos of the ongoing investigation into the attack.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier she would tell Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure, in a rare public show of dissatisfaction with Britain's closest security ally.

London's Metropolitan Police service announced that military personnel would guard "key locations" as part of what's been called "Operation Temperer", and soldiers were seen at Buckingham Palace and extra police at train stations on Wednesday morning.

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

The explosion killed 22 people, ranging from an eight-year-old schoolgirl to parents who had come to pick up their children. "Go sing with the angels and keep smiling, mummy loves you so much". "It is going to be a long climb but we are on the first step", he said.

Israel seemed less upset than the United Kingdom, but only because it wasn't dealing with a terror attack. I was very annoyed with him.

France has already grown used to the sight of rifle-toting soldiers in its major cities under a state of emergency imposed after the attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and elsewhere in Paris.

  • Sheila Mcguire