American singer Ariana Grande has said she will return to the "incredibly brave" city of Manchester to play a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bomb attack and their families.
The singer was scheduled to perform in two shows at London's O2 Arena on Thursday and Friday, but in a statement obtained by CNNMoney, Grande said she's canceled all shows through June 5.
The Abedi family, however, is a close friend to the family of al-Qaida veteran Abu Anas al-Libi, who was snatched by USA special forces off a Tripoli street in 2013 then died in United States custody in 2015.
Salman Abedi's father Ramadan Abedi has also been arrested.
One couple was waiting just outside the arena to pick up their daughter and granddaughter from the concert when the bomb went off.
Britain on Tuesday raised its threat level from terrorism to "critical" amid concerns that the 22-year-old Abedi may have accomplices who are planning another attack.More news: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Posted losses of -1.08% in the Last Trade
"We have evidence that he is involved in Daesh [an Arabic name for the Islamic State group] with his brother".
Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun carried pictures Wednesday of eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, who was killed in the attack, and of Abedi under the words "PURE" and "EVIL" respectively.
The Manchester attack underscores terror threats on Western targets remain real, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Coats told a Senate panel Tuesday. "He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack".
Salman Abedi blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert.