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Manchester Bomber Called His Mother Hours Before The Attack

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Manchester Bomber Called His Mother Hours Before The Attack

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Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber responsible for the Manchester attack, called his mother to ask forgiveness before carrying out the attack.

Abedi, 22, called his mother and said, “Forgive me,” Special Deterrent Force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem said. Abedi’s mother and three siblings in Libya were summoned for questioning.

“He was giving farewell,” bin Salem said, stating that Libya investigators believe the bomber acted alone based on what his father, Hashim Abedi, told them.

As written by Fox News:

In addition, the killer’s brother Hashim had links to the Islamic State and may have been planning a separate attack in Tripoli, a Libyan government spokesman told Reuters.

Salman Abedi left Libya for England four days before the bombing, his mother said. He apparently fooled his parents by telling them he was heading to a pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Among his stops: Turkey and Germany, though he appeared to make transfers at airports instead of staying in those countries.

Abedi flew into Istanbul on May 18 and later departed for Dusseldorf, a Turkish official told The Associated Press. The official did not say where the flight had departed before landing in Istanbul, but pointed out the attacker had on several occasions in the past used Istanbul as a transit for flights between Libya and Europe.

Manchester bomber called mom to say ‘forgive me’ hours before attack, official says

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