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27 May 2017

A spokesman for the anti-terror force in Libya says the 22-year-old bomber in the Manchester attack telephoned his mother hours before the attack and said, "Forgive me".

The New York Times published pictures which appeared to show parts of the bomb as well as torn fabric from the attacker's rucksack.

"When that trust is breached it undermines these relationships and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families", he said.

Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have temporarily stopped sharing information with the United States after leaks to the media, the BBC understands.

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The leaks make matters worse for British authorities who, as a result of the investigation into the bombing, are under pressure to prevent yet another attack they believe is imminent.

A search of an address in St Helens, Merseyside, concluded this morning, police said, although it remained unclear how it was connected to the attack at Manchester Arena carried out by Salman Abedi.

Greater Manchester Police officials hope to resume normal intelligence relationships with the US soon, the report added, but they are now "furious" about recent leaks - suspected to have been made by American law enforcement. Ramadan Abedi said one of his other sons - he has four and two daughters, according to his official identification documents - had been arrested and is being questioned by police.

United States media were the first to report 22-year-old British national Salman Abedi was behind the Manchester bomber. "So after that, he told us, "Having internet, I see the attack in Manchester and I knew that's my brother", the spokesperson told BBC2's Newsnight.

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

Meanwhile, with the United Kingdom general election campaign due to resume today, Jeremy Corbyn has signalled his intention to bring the issue of terrorism into the political arena. "This is not us", he told The Associated Press.

Salman Abedi lived for years with family in a modest red-brick house in the Fallowfield section of Manchester, a middle- to working-class neighborhood.

The youngest so far known to have died is eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, while an off-duty Cheshire police officer, who has not yet been named, was also among the dead.

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TMZ reported that sources close to Grande said she was "inconsolable" and "in hysterics" when she learned of the casualties following the attack, and she's in "no condition to perform".