What do we know about the Manchester attacker?



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What do we know about the suicide bomber Salman Abedi?

  • 22 year old Salman Abedi was born in Manchester.
  • He went to Burnage Academy for Boys, before going to the Manchester College then on to Salford University, after which he dropped out.
  • His parents are from Libya and came to the UK fleeing Muammar Gaddafi's regime. They are believed to have returned to Libya following Gaddafi's death.
  • He had a sister and two brothers.
  • His father and brothers have now been detained on suspicion of terrorism related offences.
  • Salman Abedi was known to police and had been reported to the counter-terrorism hotline on multiple separate occasions by friends and members of his mosque as long ago as five years ago and as recently as last year.

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