Trump condemns USA leaks on United Kingdom blast


He said he did not know the outcome of that call.

"This is until such time as we have assurances that no further unauthorized disclosures will occur", said the counter-terrorism source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

"Why was there no outrage for the killing of an Arab and a Muslim in such a cruel way?" she asked.

Monday's attack at a pop concert killed 22 people and was claimed by ISIS.

Many European cities, including Paris, Berlin and Brussels, have suffered attacks in the last two years, underlining the importance of confidential intelligence cooperation.

A Linby Street resident said: "Armed police officers were squatting on the grass outside the block. And initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation", Hopkins said Thursday. But leaks from the investigation were creating a trans-Atlantic diplomatic mess.

Police in Manchester, England, will stop sharing intelligence with the USA about the arena bombing following a string of leaks to American media outlets, the BBC reported Thursday.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she raise the issue with President Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels later Thursday. But "part of that trust is knowing that intelligence can be shared confidently", she said.

"I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law", Trump said.

Late Wednesday, The New York Times published images of what appeared to be debris from the device used to kill 22 people at Manchester Arena following a performance by USA pop star Ariana Grande.

A tweet by the Associated Press cited US officials as the news service's source.

British security services were also upset that 22-year-old Abedi's name was apparently leaked by USA officials while police in the United Kingdom continued withholding it and while raids were underway in Manchester and in Libya.

The government in London had no comment on the BBC report yesterday, but Manchester's Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the leaks to USA media had been hurtful to the families of the victims.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the blast widened. Based on the account of his younger brother, Hashim, investigators think Abedi used the internet to learn how to make a bomb and "seek victory for the Islamic State", bin Salem said.

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Trump condemns USA leaks on United Kingdom blast

Abidi's older brother is among those arrested in England. "In any case, the links with Daesh are proven", he said, using a term for Islamic State.

"He stood up and started calling the imam - 'You are talking bollocks, '" Ramadan said.

Mohammed Fadl, a community leader, rejected that account.

"There was definitely nothing too apparent or obvious", Fadl said.

Libyan security forces, who arrested Salman Abedi's father and brother, said Thursday that they summoned his mother and three siblings for questioning.

"He was giving farewell", bin Salem said.

Salman Abedi was identified as the bomber responsible for the Manchester Arena bombing.

Neighbours in Egerton Crescent said they were woken by a loud bang at around 4am as counter-terror specialists blew the front door of ground floor flat of a terraced property. "They are unjust to the Arabs".

Special Deterrent Force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem said Thursday the mother told investigators Salman Abedi left Libya for England four days before the bombing took place.

The allegations clashed with what Abedi's father said a day earlier in an interview with the AP.

A moment of silence was held in Manchester Thursday morning for the victims.

In Manchester's St. Ann's Square, where a sea of floral tributes grew by the hour, a crowd sang the hometown band Oasis' song "Don't Look Back in Anger".

Shortly after, Queen Elizabeth arrived at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to visit some of the 64 people who were injured. "Very wicked, to target that sort of thing".

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