According to a report from The Telegraph, Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a child of Libyan refugees who immigrated to the United Kingdom in the 1980s.
His parents reportedly wanted to escape Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, and decided to settle in Manchester. Abedi was born in 1994, and has three other siblings.
Abedi killed 22 and injured more than sixty in a Monday night suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Many of the victims were women and children, including an eight-year-old child named Saffie Rose Roussos.
Authorities are investigating if outside colluded with Abedi in the attack, though it’s been reported that ISIS is officially laying claim. British media reports another 23-year-old male was arrested in connection with the attack, but he has not been identified publicly. It is likely Abedi had training in bomb making.
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