The second brother of Manchester terror attack ‘suicide bomber’ Salman Abedi was arrested while ‘planning a separate terrorist act.

It has also emerged that he  was ‘aware of all the details’ of the devastating attack at the Ariana Grande concert.

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people when he detonated an explosive near the entrance to Manchester arena.

Since the attack, two of the bomber’s brothers have been arrested.

Ismail Abedi was arrested in the UK on Tuesday, while Hashem Abedi was arrested in Libya.


Brother of Manchester bomber 'was planning his own terrorist attack'
Salman Abedi, pictured, killed 22 people in the Manchester attack
Brother of Manchester bomber 'was planning his own terrorist attack'
Ramadan Abedi, father of Salman, Hashem and Ismail (Picture: UNP)

Counter-terror forces in Libya have now said that Hashem also knew all of the details of the horrific attack on Monday night. He had travelled to Libya from the UK on April 16 this year, they added. They added that Hashem was himself planning a ‘terrorist act’ in Tripoli, the capital of Libya.

It comes as the bomber’s father, Ramadan Abedi, is also arrested in Libya by ‘two cars full of masked gunmen’.

The armed men, whom officials confirmed are counter-terror officers, detained Ramadan during a live TV interview at his home.

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