Media: a terrorist attack in Manchester was planned in December 2016
MOSCOW, June 13. /TASS/. The attack on the stadium “Manchester-arena”, the perfect the night of 23 may a suicide bomber Libyan origin, Salman Abedi, it was planned for them from December 2016. This was reported by TV channel “bi-Bi-si” with reference to the security of Libya.
The channel stated that the Libyan side had important information about the contacts of terrorist, who had citizenship of the United Kingdom in the United Kingdom. It is not known whether this information is handed over to the British guards.
According to the representative of the Libyan law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies of the country followed, Abedi, his younger brother HaShem and the father of Ramadan before the attack. Currently, there are almost daily questioning. Both the next day after the attack in Manchester was arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of having links with a terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). In this 52-year-old father strongly denied the involvement of parents in the terrorist attack.
According to “bi-Bi-si”, in one of the interrogation HaShem confirmed that together with his brother joined ISIS in 2015. Earlier, US intelligence agencies reported that Salman shortly before the attack traveled to Syria where he was trained in the camps of ISIS.
The explosion at the stadium “Manchester-arena” occurred immediately after a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. The device exploded outside the concert hall, in the lobby. The victims were 22 people, 75 were injured.