UK Islamic Terrorist’s Family Arrested in Libya

UK Islamic Terrorist’s Family Arrested in Libya

UK Islamic Terrorist’s Family Arrested in Libya

The UK’s terrorism threat has been raised from “severe” to “critical” for the 1st time since Y 2007, meaning another attack may be imminent.

The father and a brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22 anni, have been detained by security personnel in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, according officials.

Three vehicles drove up to the Abedi home Wednesday evening and several men wearing uniform, some of them masked, detained Ramadan Abedi, the attacker’s father, and 2 other unidentified men in the street.

Separately, security forces announced they had Salman Abedi’s younger brother, Hesham, in custody. In a statement, the Special Deterrence Force said he had admitted to having links with Islamic State and being in the UK at the time the Manchester attack was being planned.

The 22 people killed in the Manchester bombing included elementary school students, with the youngest just eight years old. Of the 59 wounded, many were children under 16.

The UK’s terrorism threat has been raised from “severe” to “critical” for the 1st time since Y 2007, meaning another attack may be imminent.

The army will be deployed to guard national sites under police review as campaigning for the June 8 general election resumes on Thursday. Authorities fear Mr. Abedi was not working alone.

Ramadan Abedi was detained hours after he described in an interview his disbelief over news his 22-year-old son had carried out the UK’s deadliest act of terrorism in more than a decade. He said the 2 had last week spoke about meeting in Tripoli during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

When asked if he had been contacted by British authorities about his son, who was known to the security services before Monday’s bombing of a pop concert in Manchester, northwest England, Ramadan Abedi answered “No.” He is now under arrest.

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