Manchester bombing: 10 remain in critical condition

28 May 2017, 02:03 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Armed police on guard prior to the start of the Great City Games at Deansgate in Manchester England Friday

Armed police on guard prior to the start of the Great City Games at Deansgate in Manchester England Friday

Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over US leaks about the investigation to the media. That was a change from previous thinking that a bomb-maker might be at large.

"These searches will take several days to complete, as you would expect, therefore there will be some disruption".

Police officers and army personnel had rushed to a street in Hulme after a "suspicious package" was discovered there.

Hashem Abedi was arrested Wednesday by Tripoli's Special Deterrent Forces, a paramilitary force nominally under the control of the Interior Ministry in the country's western capital.

Greater Manchester Police officials hope to resume normal intelligence relationships with the US soon, the report added, but they are now "furious" about recent leaks - suspected to have been made by American law enforcement.

"The focus is still the search for accomplices and the network but he could have made this bomb himself", the source told Reuters.

British Transport Police said armed officers would start to patrol United Kingdom trains due to the increased threat of extremist attacks.

Eight men have now been detained in Britain in connection with Monday's attack.

Among those taken into custody in Libya were the suspected bomber's father and his younger brother, the latter of whom confessed to knowing "all the details" of the attack plot, Libyan anti-terror authorities said.

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And in this respect, of domestic nationals committing terrorist attacks, Britain is not the outlier, but the norm.

In a statement, they described the teenager as "strong-willed and a fighter", adding: "We know that Laura is in the best possible place and is receiving the best care that she can". It also wished her husband, Paul, who sustained injuries in the attack, a speedy recovery. The 91-year-old monarch told 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents: "It's awful". I am taking these concerns seriously and, at the appropriate time, they will be subject to a full evaluation and briefing. They included five children at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Wendy Fawell, a mother from Otley in West Yorkshire, was also identified on Thursday as being killed in the attack. She was leaving concert when the blast struck and remembers an intense ringing but was not entirely aware that she was bleeding badly from her legs. St Oswald's C of E primary school, in Guiseley, where Fawell worked, said on Twitter: "It is with deepest sadness that I confirm that our former colleague Wendy Fawell was killed in the Manchester bombing".

US media outlets have been reporting details about the attack that British officials hadn't wanted to share yet, to help in their investigation.

Ahead of her meeting with President Donald Trump in Brussels today, Prime Minister Theresa May said she intends to "make clear" that "intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

People look at tributes in Parliament Square, London, Saturday, March 25, 2017, laid out for the victims of the Westminster attack on March 22, 2017.

"He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge", Jomana Abedi is quoted as saying in an AFP report.

This plan may not be welcomed by human rights groups and Muslim leaders, however, who believe Prevent has turned communities against each other as teachers are legally obliged to report students at risk of extremist activity, and doctors report patients.



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