UK names suicide bomber in Manchester Attack, Raises Terror Threat to Highest Level


Time: 9:39 a.m. CEST

The United Kingdom looks if the suspect Salman Abedi acted alone in the blast that happened in Manchester after the concert of singer Ariana Grande, when he blow himself killing 22 and injuring more than 50 people. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that Abedi was “likely” not acted alone.

As BBC.com reports in Manchester Attack: UK terror threat level raised to critical, Former Salford University student Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent, “is thought to have blown himself in the arena’s foyer shortly after 22:30 BST on Monday.”

A day after the attack, Prime minister Theresa May announced the U.K raised the terror threat to “critical,” with possibilities of imminent attacks. May explained soldiers would be deployed in key public locations to support an armed police, and working under command of police officers.

Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, consisted of experts within police, government departments and agencies, decides on the highest threat level. The change in terror comes after investigators “were unable to rule out,” if suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, May said, as BBC.com reports. The claim of the Islamic State group via messaging app Telegram for the attack in Manchester “has not been verified.”

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