British Police: US Leaks Irritating

Reuters news agency reports today that the United Kingdom’s Interior Minister Amber Rudd scolded US officials for leaking details about the investigation into the Manchester suicide bombing before British authorities were prepared to go public. Speaking to the BBC about the matter, Rudd said, “The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that should not happen again.” She also stated the bomber, Salman Abedi, had recently returned from Libya. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Abedi had links with the Islamic State and may have visited Syria.

The 22 victims included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls, a 28-year-old man and a Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters. According to the report, a health official said 64 people were wounded and 20 were receiving critical care for highly traumatic injuries to major organs and limbs.

Reuters report found here.


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