Manchester attacker Salman Abedi was the child of Libyan refugees to the United Kingdom, The Telegraph reports.
Abedi’s parents reportedly came to the U.K. to escape Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in the late 1980s. He was reportedly born in Manchester in 1994 and was a known quantity to British security services. He is thought to have at least three siblings.
Abedi killed 22 and injured more than 50 in a Monday night suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. His victims were largely composed of women and children, including an eight-year-old child. Authorities are working to determine to what extent outside groups and individuals supported Abedi in his plot. British media reports a 23-year-old male was arrested in connection with the attack, but he has not been identified.
U.S.-based intelligence advisory firm the Soufan Group noted Tuesday it is likely the attacker had “some level of experience or skill,” based on his ability assemble such a lethal suicide vest.
Originally published by the Daily Caller.