Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Mule”: Bomb used in Manchester was “big and sophisticated,” almost impossible bomber didn’t have help


Ah, so that’s why the British government went to critical” level yesterday. The bombmaker, they suspect, is still out there.

Abedi had traveled to Libya within the last 12 months, one of multiple countries he had visited, the official said. And while he had “clear ties to al Qaeda,” the official said, Abedi could have also had connections to other groups.

Members of his own family had even informed on him in the past, telling British authorities that he was dangerous, according to the intelligence official.

The U.S. official said Abedi’s bomb was “big and sophisticated,” using materials hard to obtain in Britain — meaning “it’s almost impossible to see he didn’t have help.”


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