KISS concert in Manchester canceled after terrorist attacks

Police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night, said they had made two further arrests overnight and that they had a greater understanding of how his device was made.

She said: "The public should be clear about what this means - a threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely".

Police have 11 suspects in custody - including Abedi's elder brother Ismail - and have searched properties across the northwest England city.

Manchester-born Abedi likely received some ISIS training in Syria in the months before the attack, according to information gathered in the preliminary investigation, a U.S. official told CNN on Thursday.

In the latest police action on Saturday, officers used a controlled explosion to gain entry to an address in the north of the city where two men were detained. The troops will gradually be withdrawn from Monday, May said.

Investigators believe 22-year-old Manchester-born suicide bomber Salman Abedi, from a family of Libyan origin, acted as part of a terrorist network and their focus had been on intercepting his wider network.

A 16-year-old boy who had been arrested has been released without charge, police said.

A bomb disposal unit stops outside a street in Moss Side, Manchester.

Manchester City Council's executive member for culture and leisure, councillor Luthfur Rahman, said earlier this week: "Manchester is a truly resilient city and we look forward to successfully hosting these great sporting events, with the support of Greater Manchester Police".

Abedi spent time in Libya before the attack and transited through Istanbul and Dusseldorf airports on his way back to Britain.

Speaking ahead of the run, Mr Burnham told reporters: "It was a hard decision and we took advice from the police and the security services". Mohammed El-Hudarey, a friend of the landlord, said after Abedi moved out about six weeks ago there was a strong smell of chemicals and debris including metal rods and cut-up fabric.

Security remained high at major events across Britain on Sunday, including the Great Manchester Run road race, where police armed with submachine guns protected participants and spectators.

Britain's health service said Saturday that 63 people injured in the bombing remain hospitalized, 20 of them in critical condition.

She goes on to say: "We will not quit or operate in fear".

Manchester is slowly returning to normal, though the damaged arena and adjacent Victoria train station remain closed.

"After everything that's happened in Manchester, to get everyone to come together, stand united, don't let them win, that's why I'm doing it", runner Ian McLellan, 45, told AFP.

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