Father of Manchester bomber insists his son is innocent

Her comments came as security was being tightened and police were investigating a "network" over the attack, which was carried out at the Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

"And as I've said, it continues at a pace".

Britain's interior minister, Amber Rudd, said Abedi had recently returned from Libya and her French counterpart, Gerard Collomb, said he had proven links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too.

The strongly-worded rebuke came after the New York Times published photographs of the crime scene and after Home Secretary Amber Rudd openly criticized USA officials for sharing details with American media organizations before British security services were ready to do so.

The summit is to be joined by US President Donald Trump, who has lambasted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for not doing more against Islamist extremism and who called those responsible for the Manchester bombing "evil losers". Cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have suffered militant attacks in the last two years.

Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old.

Meanwhile, eight of the 22 victims of the attack are known to be eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, Lisa Lees, 50- year-old Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 29-year-old Martyn Hett, 15- year-old Olivia Campbell, 32-year-old Kelly Brewster, 28- year-old John Atkinson, and 18-year-old Georgina Callander.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday night that Britain's threat level had been raised from "severe" to "critical", and warned that a "further attack may be imminent".

Rudd said up to 3,800 soldiers could be deployed on Britain's streets, taking on guard duties to free up police to focus on patrols and investigation.

France has already grown used to the sight of rifle-toting soldiers in its major cities under a state of emergency imposed after the attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and elsewhere in Paris.

Heavily armed police raided an apartment building in Manchester on Wednesday afternoon, blasting the door open with a controlled explosion.

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A cafe owner who spoke to CNN said that the city's sense of community was helping people come together during the hard time.

The BBC, citing unidentified intelligence sources, reported Wednesday that officials believed Abedi had been a "mule", carrying a bomb made by someone else.

In light of the Manchester attack, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance had to "step up and agree to do more in the fight against terrorism" at summit talks set for Thursday.

Forensics officers work at the scene at Manchester Arena on May 23.

The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was canceled Wednesday so police officers can be re-deployed.

Chelsea football club said they were cancelling their Premier League victory parade on Sunday saying it would be "inappropriate".

"It was more sophisticated than some of the attacks we've seen before, and it seems likely - possible - that he wasn't doing this on his own", Rudd said.

In Manchester, where residents continued to place floral tributes to the dead and injured, police arrested a man at a house near Abedi's home.

Hopkins added that four suspects are in custody, three who were arrested on Wednesday, and one male arrested on Tuesday, who is believed to be Abedi's brother.

"We are now treating 64 individuals. of those approximately 20 are receiving critical care, that means very urgent care", he told Sky News.

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