Ariana Grande reportedly offers to pay for funerals of Manchester bomb victims

Ariana Grande reportedly offers to pay for funerals of Manchester bomb victims

Rudd was quoted as saying by BBC: "It was more sophisticated than some of the attacks we've seen before, and it seems likely - possible - that he wasn't doing this on his own".

In the wake of the attack, Britain has raised its terror alert level to maximum for fear of an imminent new terror strike.

Police have named 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a British citizen of Libyan descent, as the man suspected of carrying out the deadliest terror attack to hit the United Kingdom in 12 years.

The incident took place on Monday night, following the conclusion of American singer Ariana Grande's pop concert.

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. On Wednesday morning, police made three further arrests while executing warrants in South Manchester.

"John was one one in a million and loved by so many!" the page says. As part of that threat level, the British army is deploying around 800 troops across the country under Operation Temperer in an effort to support local police forces.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, identified as British-born Libyan Salman Abedi, "likely" did not act alone when he killed 22 people and wounded dozens at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester.

This undated photo obtained by the Press Association on Tuesday May 23, 2017 shows Saffie Rose Roussos, one of the victims of a attack at Manchester Arena.

U.S. security sources, citing British intelligence officials, said Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994 to parents of Libyan origin. "This is not us", the senior Abedi said.

"Rudd said she wouldn't "go that far" to say the leaks had compromised the investigation". Abedi attended school in Manchester, and went on to study at Salford University in 2014 where he studied business management before dropping out, the Telegraph reported.

Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, former head of chemical and biological weapons for the British Army and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, told the Mirror newspaper: "It shows to me a capability you can't just learn on the internet, so I would be very surprised if the attacker worked alone".

On Wednesday French Interior minister Gerard Collomb said Abedi had "probably" travelled to Syria and had "proven" links to IS.

A devoted Ariana Grande fan died in the suicide bomb attack at the U.S. singer's concert at Manchester Arena.

The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was canceled Wednesday so police officers can be re-deployed, Britain's defense ministry said.

The British parliament, which is usually open to visitors, said it would close to anyone who did not hold a permanent entry pass with immediate effect due to the increased security threat.

The Washington Post reported last week that President Donald Trump had shared with Russian Federation sensitive information from a US intelligence partner about an Islamic State plot.

A woman was also arrested during an armed raid at an apartment building in Blackley, an area of Manchester.

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