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Salman Abedi a soccer-loving college dropout turned terrorist

Salman Abedi a soccer-loving college dropout turned terrorist

Twenty-two people were killed in Monday's attack at the Manchester Arena, when a 22-year-old man detonated an explosive device shortly after an Ariana Grande concert.

The British-born 22-year-old of Libyan descent detonated the blast on Monday evening, killing 22 people outside a packed Manchester Arena after a show by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande. "Eight men remain in custody for questioning", a police statement said.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, counter-terror police carried out a controlled explosion at a property in the Moss Side area of Manchester, although no arrests were reported by police.

A large part of the Manchester terror network Salman Abedi was connected to, and who helped him carry out the attack, have already been arrested.

University dropout Abedi, 22, grew up in a Libyan family that reportedly fled to Manchester to escape the now-fallen regime of Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

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Syria, which is in the middle of a civil war, was responsible for.19 percent of global emissions in 2011, when the war began. Former President Barack Obama helped broker the Paris accord and praised it during a trip to Europe this month.

Flowers and messages of condolence are left for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

The report said that Abedi did not appear to be on an global terror watch list, which allowed him to travel freely throughout Europe.

A total of 64 people are being treated in hospital, including 20 in critical care, medical officials said.

"I wouldn't go that far but I can say they are perfectly clear about the situation and that it shouldn't happen again", Rudd said when asked about that.

The government is "furious" over a string of leaks of details about the investigation, Sky news said.

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They confirmed secondary ticket sites such as Viagogo had agreed not to resell tickets for the benefit concert on their websites. Proceeds from the benefit concert will go to an emergency fund set up by the city of Manchester and the British Red Cross .

British police working on the case have resumed intelligence-sharing with USA counterparts after a brief halt because of anger over leaks to US media thought by Britain to be coming from US officials.

The US pop star said her "heart, prayers and deepest condolences" are with those affected by the bombing in an emotional statement on Twitter. Former US President Barack Obama, meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an event in Berlin, said the pair were "heartbroken", while Mr Trump told fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders the attack was "savage" and "barbaric".

According to the BBC, British police are withholding sensitive information from Washington after a series of damaging leaks have "outraged" United Kingdom security officials.

A spokesman said the brother was aware of Abedi's attack plan and both belonged to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.

Britain held a minute of silence at 11 a.m. Thursday to remember the 22 victims of the attack.

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Rumors are also swirling on the Carmelo Anthony front, with reports suggesting the forward actually intends to stay in NY . It's unlikely the Knicks would move the No. 8 pick unless it's part of a package for an established player.

Numerous victims were children and teenagers - with the youngest of the dead revealed to be just eight-years-old.


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