The bomb detonated by the Manchester terrorist Salman Abedi used the same explosive as those in the Paris and Brussels attacks, a US lawmaker has said, pointing to a possible link to the same terrorist network.
The chairman of the US House’s homeland security committee, the Republican Mike McCaul, said the bomb suggested a “level of sophistication” that implied its maker or makers may have had foreign training.
McCaul said the backpack carried by Abedi in Monday’s attack was loaded with TATP, the explosive used in the November 2015 attacks in Paris and the Brussels attack in March 2016 carried out by Islamic State extremists. He described it as “a classic explosive device used by terrorists”.
[source : Manchester bomb used same explosive as Paris and Brussels attacks, says US lawmaker, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/25/manchester-bomb-same-explosive-paris-brussels-attacks-mike-mccaul, 25th May 2017]
Thursday, May 25, 2017
MANCHESTER BOMB USED SAME EXPLOSIVE AS IN PARIS AND BRUSSELS ATTACKS
And it looks like Abedi went to Dusseldorf just before the attack.