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Images published by The New York Times showed the remnants of the explosive device, detonator and backpack used by Salman Abedi in his attack at the exit of the Manchester Arena.

"Compared to other people I'm quite lucky really", she said.

- Police arrest three more men in South Manchester aged 18, 21 and 24, a short walk from the house where Abedi lived.

Officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb were published in the New York Times.

The United States has apparently annoyed two of its closest allies, the UK and Israel, by its recent inability to keep secrets concerning security intelligence.

The allegations clashed with what Abedi's father said a day earlier in an interview with the AP, in which he said "We don't believe in killing innocents".

Greater Manchester police said after this morning's raids that they were "keeping an open mind" in a "fast-moving investigation".

In Berlin, former U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a message of solidarity to the Manchester bombing victims.

In a sign perhaps of both sides seeking to mend the UK-US Special Relationship, Rex Tillerson, America's Secretary of State, will make his first official visit to the UK today in what the Foreign Office described as an "expression of UK-US solidarity" following Monday's terror attack.

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.

On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya.

"Hashem helped Salman prepare for the attack", said Ahmed Dagdoug, a spokesman of the Libyan counterterrorism Reda Force, which is aligned with the Libyan government that is recognised by the United Nations.

In the United Kingdom, eight people are now in custody after two more men were arrested overnight in Greater Manchester.

Corbyn, a veteran anti-war campaigner, said foreign policy was not exclusively to blame for terrorism but he would deploy troops overseas only "when there is a clear need", distancing himself from the interventionist approach that has seen Britain join the United States and other allies in military action in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan in recent years.

"In any case, the links with Daesh are proven", he said, using a term for IS.

Britain's terror threat level has been raised to its highest possible level in response to the bombing, amid fears the suicide bomber acted as part of "a network".

The terrorist attack was the worst to strike Britain since the "7/7 attacks" of July 7, 2005, carried out by al Qaeda operatives who targeted buses and subway stations in central London, leaving 56 people dead and more than 700 wounded.

May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels later today. A minute's silence was observed in honour of the victims at a square in central Manchester and in other places in Britain.

The Conservatives and Labour are to resume local general election campaigning on Thursday, and national campaigning on Friday.

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