Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manchester bomber is named as British Libyan jihadist Salman Abedi who killed 22

  • Ball bearing bomb detonated at pop concert killed 22 people and injured at least 119 others last night

  • Bomber has been named as Salman Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent, known to the security services

  • Police carried out a controlled explosion at his home today during raids around the city by armed officers 

  • A teenage fan and an eight-year-old primary schoolgirl are among the dead, as well as a 26-year-old man

  • Video footage showed thousands fleeing in tears from the venue, many covered in blood, when gig ended  

  • Police confirmed the suicide bomber died at the venue after an improvised explosive device was detonated  

  • 23-year-old Grande tweeted: 'Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words' 

  • Anyone concerned about missing loved-ones should call the police's emergency hotline on 0161 856 9400 

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