Police attend incident at Manchester service station

As it now stands 18 people have been arrested as part of the investigation, of which seven have been released without charge.

The allegations come as police in Manchester arrest a 24-year-old man in connection with the bombing.

Police officers gather on a street near a property that they raided in the Moss Side area of Manchester on 27 May 2017.

He added: 'A total of 12 men remain in custody for questioning'.

British police said on Saturday that they had made a further arrest in connection with last month's suicide bombing on a concert in Manchester which killed 22 people. Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said: "This is potentially a significant development in the investigation".

A new report has revealed that Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi went to Libya to meet with Islamic State group extremists linked to the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. Abedi likely received some ISIS training in the months before the attack, a USA official told CNN last week, citing information gathered in the preliminary investigation.

Abedi, who murdered 22 and injured hundreds last week after he blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Area, held several calls with an ISIS cell in the North African country, Libyan security sources told the Telegraph.

The paper reported that those operatives were from Katibat al-Battar al-Libi, a core ISIS unit that attracted a number of French and Belgian foreign fighters and carried out terror attacks in Europe when it moved to Libya from Syria. His older brother and a cousin remain in United Kingdom police custody.

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