London, United Kingdom. The British police have caught most everybody involved in the Manchester ISIS terrorist bombing, the next step is to try and prevent future attacks, which is not an easy thing in immigrant rich Britain these days.
The British police have arrested a “large part of the network” behind this week’s Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country’s top counter-terrorism officer said.
“They’re very significant, these arrests. We’re very happy we’ve got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about. But as I say, there is still a little bit more to do.”
Officer Mark Rowley said “immense” progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people, seven of them children, at a pop concert in Manchester.
Ever since the attack, armed police backed up by the army have been patrolling cities and trains. Interior minister Lamber Cudd said the official threat risk remained at its highest level, “critical”, meaning another attack is expected imminently.
British hospitals have been warned to be ready. Security Minister Ben Wallace said there was no evidence of a specific threat over Britain’s holiday weekend, when major events will take place including Saturday’s soccer FA Cup final in London, where extra armed officers will be on duty against further ISIS attacks.
While campaigning for a national election on 8 June resumed after it was suspended following the attack, the opposition Labour Party, emboldened by its rise in opinion polls, charged that Britain’s foreign policy had increased the risk of attacks.
British labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also chided Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May for cutting spending on policing. “We must be brave enough to admit the ‘war on terror’ is not working,” he said.
“Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, pointed out the connections between wars that we’ve been involved in or supported…in other countries, such as Libya, and terrorism here at home,” Corbyn said.
There are nine people being held by police following the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, including a man arrested on Friday evening. A further two people who were arrested earlier in the week have since been released.
British anti-terror police say three of the 10 people arrested so far were brothers who were believed to be cousins of the bomber. Abedi’s father and two brothers have also been arrested in Britain and in Libya.
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