Salman Abedi is the author of the suicide bombing in Manchester!
The alleged suicide attacker who detonated an improvised bomb at a pop concert by American singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena Monday night was identified as Salman Abedi, US official officials said on Tuesday.
Also British police confirmed the identity of the lone wolf terrorist who killed 22 people and injured 59 others, many of them teenagers.
“We can confirm that the person suspected of committing last night’s atrocities is 22-year-old Salman Abedi,” Ian Hopkins, head of the Manchester Police, told the media, adding that he would not provide further detailed information about Abedi at this time.
What is known so far about Salman Abedi?
Who was Manchester terror attack suicide bomber Salman Abedi?
Salman Abedi was a British citizen born in December 1994 in Manchester from a family of Libyan origin, writes BBC. The identity of the 22-year-old was revealed after teams of armed cops stormed his Elsmore Road home in Fallowfield, Manchester.
According to eyewitnesses, bomb disposal law enforcement units were spotted entering the house before a controlled explosion took place. Armed police have also arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the attack.
Abedi, who had at least three siblings, had lived at several addresses in Manchester, including also the Fallowfield property.
MI5 spooks and anti-terror cops are now racing against the clock to uncover Abedi’s links to any possible terror cell.
He was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated while in the foyer area moments after the popstar’s concert ended.
Witnesses told how nuts and bolts were sent flying in the blast at the foyer area as fans made their way to Manchester Victoria train station next door.