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Police said the attacker purchased parts for the bomb after flying back from the country on 18 May, while experts confirmed terror training would have enabled Abedi to build it in 24 hours. Among the countless militias battling in Libya is Katibat al-Battar al-Libi, an Isis special operations unit whose operatives are said to have met Abedi during his visits to Tripoli and the coastal city of Sabratha. A retired European intelligence officer told the New York Times that Abedi kept in contact with the militants after returning to Manchester.
Among them was the Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud , who was also linked to terror attacks at the Brussels Jewish Museum, the Thalys train attack and several failed plots. Among the terrorists to have gone through training by affiliated fighters in Sabratha is the Isis gunman who killed 30 British tourists on a beach in Tunisia in The first concrete link between Libya and terror attacks in Europe came in December, when a failed Tunisian asylum seeker rammed a lorry into a Christmas market in Berlin.
Europol has warned that as the so-called Islamic State loses swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq, it will adopt new tactics to attack the West as defeated jihadis return home to Europe or move into other conflict zones. If Abedi underwent terror training in Libya — or in Syria as some officials have suggested — he is likely to have been instructed on bomb-making.
Like those built by Syria-trained Isis militant Najim Laachraoui for the Paris and Brussels attacks, the Manchester bomb used the homemade explosive triacetone triperoxide TATP. It has become a hallmark of Isis attacks and plots, being found mid-manufacture by supporters in Germany and France , and can be made cheaply from commercially-available chemicals. Dr Sidney Alford, an explosives engineer, said making a lethal quantity of the explosive could take just 24 hours.
People running down stairs as they attempt to exit the Manchester Arena after a blast, where U. Helpers attend to people inside the Manchester Arena after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people.
Armed officers guard outside a hotel near the Manchester Arena following reports of an explosion, in Manchester, Britain. Police officers are seen outside the Manchester Arena, where U. Police deploy at scene of a reported explosion during a concert in Manchester, England, on May 23, British police said early May 23 there were "a number of confirmed fatalities" after reports of at least one explosion during a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Ambulances were seen rushing to the Manchester Arena venue and police added in a statement that people should avoid the area.
An ambulance drives away from the Manchester Arena, where U. A woman sits in the street in a blanket near the Manchester Arena as police guard the area following reports of an explosion, in Manchester, Britain. Two women wrapped in thermal blankets stand near the Manchester Arena, where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester. A Royal Logistic Corps RLC bomb disposal robot is unloaded outside the Manchester Arena following reports of an explosion, in Manchester.
At least 19 people have been confirmed dead and others 50 were injured, authorities said. It is being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise. Members of the public receive treatment from emergency service staff at Victoria Railway Station close to the Manchester Arena on May 23, in Manchester, England.
There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area. Armed police after a suspected terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US star Ariana Grande left 19 dead. Police officers stand at the Miller Street and Corporation Street Crossroads, in front of the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Armed police patrol near Victoria station in Manchester, northwest England. Twenty two people have been killed and dozens injured after a suspected suicide bomber targeted fans leaving a concert of US singer Ariana Grande in Manchester.
Police forensic officers leave the Manchester Arena as they investigate the scene of an explosion in Manchester. A forensic officer collects evidence on a walkway between Victoria station and Manchester Arena following a deadly terror attack in Manchester,.
A woman and a young girl wearing a t-shirt of US singer Ariana Grande talks to police near Manchester Arena following a deadly terror attack in Manchester,. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Manchester City Council Leader Sir Richard Leese speak to the media outside Manchester Town Hall after a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children, as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester. Flowers left close to the Manchester Arena, the morning after a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children, as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester.
Ariana Grande concert attendees Karen Moore and her daughter Molly Steed, aged 14, from Derby, leave the Park Inn where they were given refuge after last night's explosion at Manchester Arena. He is believed to have packed the explosive in powder form inside a bag, surrounded by screws and nuts intended to inflict maximum death and injury.
Dr Alford said evidence from the scene of the blast suggested Abedi had a device to activate the bomb himself, but that there may also have been a secondary detonator capable of receiving a radio signal from a phone anywhere in the world.
The possibility would chime with Isis propaganda statements issued shortly after the attack, which claimed that a device had been remotely detonated and did not describe the atrocity as a suicide bombing. Greater Manchester Police said Abedi made many movements alone in the four days between arriving back in the UK and launching the attack, moving around Manchester with a blue suitcase they are trying to trace.
Greater Manchester Police said he is one of 11 men, aged between 18 and 44, who remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. Anyone with information is asked to call the anti-terror hotline anonymously on or send images and footage to police by visiting the UK Police Image Appeal website.
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Attacker reportedly met Isis militants linked to Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Click to follow The Independent Online. Read more Manchester victim Evie Mills 'buzzing' after Ariana Grande visit Police arrest year-old man in connection with Manchester attack Salman Abedi's cousins speak out over bomber's 'secret' radicalisation. A CCTV image showing Salman Abedi between 18 and 22 May, before he carried out the Manchester attack Greater Manchester Police.
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