Manchester bomber Abedi told mom 'forgive me' before attack

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Mark Rowley said investigators were making "immense" progress as they try to trace accomplices of the 22-year-old attacker, who killed 22 people on Monday night.

The 23-year-old, who suspended her tour and returned to her Florida home to rest, said she planned a concert as "an expression of love for Manchester".

The attack was the deadliest in Britain since 2005 when four Islamist suicide bombers attacked London's transport system, killing 52 people. Another 116 people were reportedly injured. While 59 people were taken to eight hospitals across Greater Manchester, another 60 were treated on the scene as "walking wounded", reports Manchester Evening News.

Police say the bomb was packed with shrapnel and was carried by Abedi in a backpack before he detonated in a public area of the venue.

After a number of arrests across the country including locations in Manchester and Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the terror threat has fallen to the second highest level, where it was before the Manchester attack. A raid by balaclava-wearing police at an apartment in central Manchester spawned speculation that authorities may have uncovered the location where the bomb was built, although that appeared to have been unfounded. Abedi's relative said he had spoken with his brother only, asking that his message be relayed to his mother.

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Corbyn, who has a long record of voting against United Kingdom military intervention overseas, said a Labour government would "change what we do abroad" if elected, while acknowledging that no government can prevent every attack and that terrorism has many causes.

Citing unnamed federal security sources, the report says that the British-born Abedi twice flew from a German airport in recent years and wasn't on any worldwide watch list.

From the day we started putting the Dangerous Woman Tour together, I said that this show, more than anything else, was meant to be a safe space for my fans.

His father Ramadan and younger brother Hashem were detained in Libya, authorities there said.

Abedi's father, Ramadan, was arrested Wednesday, although it was not clear on what grounds. It also said Hashim was in Manchester during the planning for the attack and that he had been aware of the plot.

Dagdoug described Hashem Abedi as an operative of the Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for Monday's blast, though that assertion has not been confirmed.

Despite the belief of the Libyan authorities that Salman Abedi acted alone, British investigative efforts remained focused on smashing the potential terror ring which may have assisted him.

After chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, Prime Minister Theresa May said the terror threat level will remain at critical - meaning another attack is expected imminently. To meet their friends they've met online.

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