Media: FBI warned MI5 about plans by a terrorist attack in Manchester

© AFP 2017 / Justin TallisБританские police and military at the Parliament building in London. 24 may 2017Media: FBI warned MI5 about plans by a terrorist attack in Manchester© AFP 2017 / Justin Tallis

The Federal Bureau of investigation United States in January warned the British counterintelligence service Mi-5 that the perpetrator of the terrorist attack in Manchester Salman Abedi, was in the North African cell of the terrorist group ISIS* and were planning an attack in the UK, reports the Daily Mail newspaper, citing sources in the security sphere.

Reportedly, Federal agents received this information as a result of the interception of the contacts of Abedi.

According to the newspaper, the FBI conducted surveillance of Abedi from the middle of 2016. «After receiving the message from the United States, Mi-5 grabbed, Abedi and other members of the group. At the time it was believed that he planned the assassination of a political figure. However, the investigation did not lead to any results, and unfortunately, he escaped,» — said the source.

The attack occurred on the evening of may 22 in the complex «Manchester arena» during a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. Undermining was conducted by Abedi. According to recent reports, killed 22 people, including 12 children, 66 people remain in hospitals, including 23 in critical condition. Several people are still missing. Responsibility for the attack claimed by the terrorist group «Islamic state.»*

 

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.

Media: FBI warned MI5 about plans by a terrorist attack in Manchester© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobacteria in Manchester

 

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