>> The 22-year-old thought to be behind Monday's terror attack in Manchester, which killed 22 people, was a neighborhood kid. Citing British intelligence, US security officials said suspected suicide bomber Salman Abidi was born in Manchester in 1994, to Libyan parents. Little else is known. Police raided houses in nearby neighborhoods, as officials tried to establish that the alleged bomber was acting alone, or working with a wider network.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, though provided no evidence, and offered conflicting accounts on its platforms. Officials point to an improvised explosive device as the weapon of choice. Which one expert says, indicates the bomber was an effective amateur.>> Clearly, there has been some planning involved here.
An individual managed to get into the concert hall, and his device was able to go off. It's still a relatively low-order, it's a nail bomb. Nail bombs are pretty unsophisticated. But they do have the consequences, in terms of mass horrific casualties, which is what sadly happened here.>> Manchester remains on high alert, with additional armed police drafted in.
But in the face of terror, local officials are urging unity.