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Suspected Manchester bomber had 'desire for revenge'

27 May 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May will confront U.S. President Donald Trump over leaks of intelligence about the suicide bomb attack at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, the Guardian newspaper said.

This has sparked a major row across both sides of the Atlantic, and a BBC report claims United Kingdom authorities have now stopped passing information to the USA as a result. The latest arrest took place in the Rusholme ward of Manchester on Friday and followed by a few hours the detention of another suspect in the inner-city Moss Side neighbourhood, Efe news reported.

Speaking ahead of her departure for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said she would "make clear to President (Donald) Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

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His friend, also of Libyan descent, died after being stabbed by British youths in Manchester in May 2016, the source said on condition of anonymity.

Trump forcefully condemned the leaks, ordering an official review of them and vowing to bring anyone caught sharing information to justice.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May raisedi the country's terror threat level from "severe" to "critical" Tuesday after law enforcement raided the home of the Abedi. Six suspects have so far been arrested. She said she hopes it never happens again but it did again when the pictures were published.

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The man, whose identity remains unknown, is one of nine men who are being held for questioning in England following Monday's attack.

The New York Times published photos that provided detailed evidence of the bomb used in the Manchester attack.

Two of his brothers have been arrested along with their father.

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Investigators believe that the 22-year-old Manchester-born suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, hailing from a Libyan-origin family, acted as part of a terrorist network and their focus remains on intercepting his wider network.