UK police arrest 2 more Manchester bomb suspects



Policemen stand guard at a cordon around a house, which had been raided in a police operation in the early hours of the morning, at Cheetham Hill in Manchester on May 27, 2017. (AFP photo)
Policemen stand guard at a cordon around a house, which had been raided in a police operation in the early hours of the morning, at Cheetham Hill in Manchester on May 27, 2017. (AFP photo)

British police have made two more arrests in connection with Monday’s terrorist attack that left 22 people dead and scores of others injured in Manchester.

The two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained from an area in Cheetham Hill on suspicion of terrorism offences.

That brings to 11 the number of suspects held over the Manchester Arena attack that was claimed by the Daesh terror group.

Greater Manchester police are hunting for a possible bomb-maker after British-born Salman Abedi allegedly detonated a sophisticated device at a concert hall in Manchester on Monday night.

At least 22 people lost their lives and dozens more were wounded. It has been the deadliest act of terror in Britain in over a decade.

The British government has deployed thousands of troops across the country to guard key sites.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Wednesday that Abedi was known to intelligence services and he did not act alone.

Local Muslim leaders in Manchester have expressed concern about rising Islamophobic incidents and hate crimes against Muslims following the terror attack.

Senior members of the Muslim community in Britain’s third largest city say that they have received reports of  criminal acts and abusive behavior since the attack. (Presstv)


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