A shocking report claims that the terrorist who murdered dozens of little girls and injured scores more is of “Libyan origin.”
Salman Abedi, a British man of Libyan origin, carried out Monday’s suicide-bomb attack in Manchester, Western European security officials told POLITICO on condition of anonymity.
Abedi, who was born in 1994, died at the scene after killing 22 others and injuring more than 50 in the attack on concert-goers at the Manchester Arena, one of the officials said.
U.K. authorities were waiting for DNA test results before announcing his identity, the officials said.
Manchester police announced Tuesday that they had arrested a 23-year-old man in south Manchester in connection with the attack. Another man was arrested at the Arndale Center, the city’s largest shopping mall, which was briefly evacuated earlier Tuesday.
One of those arrested is Abedi’s brother, one of the security officials said.
Prime Minister Theresa May, who arrived in Manchester Tuesday afternoon, described the attack as “absolutely horrific.”
“I’ve been here today talking to the police about the investigation that is continuing. They are working to identify whether there was a wider group of people involved in this incident. To cut off young lives in this way, it is devastating,” she said.
It is not immediately clear if he was born in Libya although the fact that the article states that he is of “Libyan origin” remains significant.
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These attacks are a mere trickle of the tsunami to come. The will that men must have to fight it has sadly yet to be seen. This is #jihad
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