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    Bomb Squad Conducts Searches of Property as Part of Manchester Attack Probe

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    A bomb squad, in coordination with local police, is searching flats in Withington and Moss Side in the Greater Manchester area following last night's arrests in connection with the investigation of Monday's deadly terrorist attack in the city, Manchester police said in a press release.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, police said in a statement that two people have been arrested Thursday morning in Manchester, bringing the total number of suspects in custody to eight.

    "EOD [explosive ordnance disposal] are helping us with the search of a property in Withington following an arrest last night. This is in relation to the attack at Manchester Arena," the press release posted on their official Twitter, read.

    The other property is located in Moss Side, police added.

    On Monday night, an explosion occurred outside the Manchester Arena at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert, leaving at least 22 people dead and dozens more injured.

    UK police have identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the individual they suspect of having perpetrated the attack. Daesh terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

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