Manchester bombed apparently radicalised in 2015

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The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester last month was radicalised in 2015 while living in Britain, his brother told Libyan counter-terrorism investigators in Tripoli.

Salman Abedi’s brother Hashem said he bought equipment for the attack in Britain, though he did not know where it would be carried out, Ahmed Bin Salem, a spokesman for Tripoli’s Special Deterrence Force (Rada), told Reuters.



Rada is an anti-terrorism force aligned with the UN-backed government in Tripoli. It arrested Salman Abedi’s father, Ramadan, and his younger brother, Hashem, days after the attack and has been questioning them and other members of the family.