Father of Manchester Attack's Suspected Perpetrator Detained in Libya

© REUTERS / Andrew YatesVehicles are seen near a police cordon outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain, May 23, 2017.
Vehicles are seen near a police cordon outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain, May 23, 2017. - Sputnik International
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The father of the suspected perpetrator of the deadly Manchester terror attack was detained Wednesday in Libya’s capital while he was recording a television interview, media reported.

A woman picks a newspaper reporting the news on the suicide attack at a concert by Ariana Grande that killed more than 20 people as it ended Monday night in central Manchester, Britain, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The father of the suspected attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, was detained by masked armed men, the ITV broadcaster reported, citing eyewitnesses.

According to the channel, a total of seven people were detain in connection to the investigation of the terror attack.

The explosion, leaving at least 22 people dead, occurred in the UK city of Manchester on Monday night. The Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia) terror organization has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

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