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British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

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People hold hands during a multifaith vigil for victims of the attack on the Manchester Arena, in Mancheste © REUTERS/Peter Nicholls People hold hands during a multifaith vigil for victims of the attack on the Manchester Arena, in Mancheste

British police have arrested two more men in connection with the Manchester attack, taking the number of people in custody to eight, Greater Manchester police said in a tweet on Thursday.

One man was arrested following raids in the Withington area while the other was arrested in the Manchester area, according to the police.

A woman looks at flowers for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack in central Manchester

A woman looks at flowers for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack in central Manchester
© REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A woman arrested on Wednesday in Blackley has been released without any charge, the police said earlier.

On Monday, a suicide bomber killed at least 22 people at a packed concert hall in Manchester, in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called a sickening act targeting children and young people.

Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed responsibility for the attack.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)

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