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Manchester Attack: Suicide Bomber identified as Salman Abedi

Manchester (May 23, 2017): The suicide bomber who killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a packed concert hall in Manchester has been identified by US officials as Salman Abedi.

Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994, the second youngest of four children. His parents were Libyan refugees who fled the Qaddafi regime and came to the UK.

His mother and father, a security officer, reportedly emigrated to London before shifting to the south Manchester where they have lived for at least ten years.

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A member of the Manchester’s Libyan community describes Salman as “quiet”, “respectful” and devout and said he is astonished that Salman was behind the attack, the Guardian reported.Daesh, responsible for multiple deadly attacks across Europe, has accepted the responsibility for the attack. Threatening more attacks, the group said in a statement published on its social media channels: “One of the caliphate´s soldiers placed bombs among the crowds.”

Earlier, May had said police believed they knew the identity of the bomber and police then said a 23-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the attack carried out late on Monday evening as people began leaving a concert given by Ariana Grande, a US singer who attracts a large number of young and teenage fans.

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