DM: the FBI was warned by MI5 that the perpetrators of terrorist acts in Manchester is preparing an attack
MOSCOW, may 28. /TASS/. The Federal Bureau of investigation United States (FBI) in January 2017 warned the British counterintelligence service MI5 that Salman Abedi, who committed the attack in Manchester, linked to the North African terrorist group.
This was reported by the Daily Mail newspaper, citing a source in intelligence.
“In the beginning of 2017, the FBI told MI5 that of Abedi belongs to the North African terrorist group based in Manchester that is in search of a political purpose in the country”, — quotes the edition of words of the source. As noted, the FBI has been monitoring, Abedi from the middle of 2016. At that time, intelligence agencies believed that he is planning the murder of a politician, however this version was not confirmed and the investigation stopped.
Previously, the Agency Press Association reported that Abedi was in sight of MI5, but was subsequently excluded from the list of defendants.
A blast at the indoor stadium “Manchester-arena” thundered in the night on may 23, immediately after the speech, the American pop singer Ariana Grande. The device exploded outside an auditorium in the lobby. The victims of the attack carried out by a suicide bomber, a steel 22 persons, 75 were injured. According to police, the executor of the attack was 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who, according to media reports, was born in Britain to a family of refugees from Libya.