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Libya arrests brother, father of Manchester bombing suspect

The family source, asking not to be identified, said intelligence services had arrested Hashem Abedi, who like his older brother Salman was born in Britain.

Published: 24th May 2017 11:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2017 11:28 PM   |  A+A-

Armed police and ambulance services at the suspected terrorist attack site in Manchester Arena on Tuesday. (AP)

By AFP

TRIPOLI: Libya has arrested a brother and the father of the man suspected of carrying out the bombing in the British city of Manchester, a relative and security sources said Wednesday.

The family source, asking not to be identified, said intelligence services had arrested Hashem Abedi, who like his older brother Salman was born in Britain, on Tuesday.

"The father, Ramadan Abedi, has also just been arrested," said Ahmed bin Salem, a spokesman for the police of Libya's Government of National Accord.



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