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Social Media Trolls Circulate Fake Manchester Attack Victim
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25 May, 2017

An off-duty female police officer was among the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

The UK police have identified a man they suspect of having perpetrated the attacker as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Before his arrest, he told reporters his son was innocent. "They arrested the father, and I think the rest of the family kind of disappeared".

The girl's mother was also badly injured in the suicide bombing and may not know her little girl is dead, according to multiple reports. "Our Radcliffe community will do all we can to support John's family".

Greater Manchester Police today said that they are investigating a network in connection with the bombing.

Manchester remained on high alert, with additional armed police drafted in.

Armed police officers stand outside a residential property near to where a man was arrested in the Chorlton area of Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017.

Twenty people are in critical condition in hospital and 64 injured overall.

British soldiers enter a Ministry of Defence building near to New Scotland Yard.

Collomb, who spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after the attack, said the two countries should continue cooperating closely on counterterrorism efforts despite Britain's pending exit from the European Union.

Armed police officers in a auto at Manchester Airport today.

It is the first time the most serious rating has been reached for almost a decade.

Army personnel are replacing armed police at sites including Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and the Palace of Westminster as part of Operation Temperer. Rudd said Britain's operational security could be harmed by the leaks, taking "the element of surprise" away from security services and police.

She said this meant the police would have 3,800 soldiers to call on and equipment for "as long as we need them".

The US is one of Britain's key intelligence partners.

Authorities fear suicide bomber Salman Abedi did not act alone.

. "In any case, (he had) links with Daesh (Islamic State) that are proven".

Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994 to parents of Libyan origin, according to US sources citing British contacts.

'We don't believe in killing innocents, ' he told the Associated Press.

"Her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly", he said.

The number of injured take into account the walking wounded who checked into hospitals a few hours after the attack at a concert by USA actress-singer Ariana Grande on Monday night.

Although the LIFG disbanded, Haroun says the father belongs to the Salafi Jihadi movement, the most extreme sect of Salafism and from which al-Qaida and the Islamic State group both hail.

Students from Chetham's School of Music gathered to sing an emotional tribute to victims of the terror attack in Manchester.


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