Salman Abedi

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Police Want to Know More About Concert Bomber's Blue Suitcase

Manchester police release images of 'distinctive' suitcase

(Newser) - Police in Manchester, England, have issued a picture of the arena suicide bomber holding a blue suitcase and asked anyone who might have seen him with it before the attack to call a confidential hotline. Counterterrorism squads are trying to re-create Salman Abedi's movements in the days before he... More »

Bomber Said to Have Pleaded 'Forgive Me' Before UK Blast

Salman Abedi was reportedly upset over killing of Muslim friend in 2016

(Newser) - The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me." Salman Abedi was particularly upset by the killing last year... More »

Bomber's Brother, Father Are Detained in Libya

Another brother was previously arrested in Manchester

(Newser) - Two brothers and the father of the Manchester suicide bomber are reportedly now in custody. Details were skimpy as the fast-moving investigation was unfolding, but here's what's known:
  • Bomber: Police have identified the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi .
  • Younger brother: The AP reports that Hashim Abedi was arrested
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Britain Chastises US Over Leak of Bomber's Name

Meanwhile, authorities say assailant was part of a 'network'

(Newser) - Authorities in Britain are more sure than ever that Salman Abedi didn't act alone when he detonated a suicide bomb at the Ariana Grande concert. But they're also ticked at the US that the world knows Abedi's name. The leak to the media originally came from a... More »

Officials: Manchester Bomber Was Trained Overseas

3 more arrests made

(Newser) - As Britain mourns the 22 people killed in Monday night's attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, authorities are scouring the record of alleged suicide bomber Salman Abedi. ISIS has claimed credit for the attack, though sources tell NBC that the 22-year-old Manchester resident of Libyan descent also... More »

After Manchester Attack, Bogus Stories Were Everywhere

Meanwhile, one young victim was just 8 years old

(Newser) - Authorities have identified the suicide bomber at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The Telegraph reports that he is a Manchester native, though his parents are from Libya and are believed to have fled the regime of Moammar Gadhafi. UK intelligence officials are now trying to figure... More »

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