Salman Abedi
Salman Abedi (1994-22 May 2017) was an Islamic State sympathizer and suicide bomber who carried out the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, killing 22 people and injuring over 59.


Salman Abedi was born in Manchester, England in 1995 to a family of immigrants from Libya who had fled from Muammar Gaddafi's dictatorial rule; his parents returned to Libya after Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. He grew up in Whalley Range and lived in Fallowfield, worshipping at the Didsbury Mosque, where his father worked as a security guard. He was involved with gangs in the years leading up to his suicide bombing, and he later turned to radical Islamism to guide him. In 2014, he became a student of business management at the University of Salford, but he later dropped out. Abedi became an Islamic State sympathizer and made a bomb containing nuts and bolts, and he headed to the Manchester Arena to attack young girls as they left an Ariana Grande concert. At 10:33 PM on 22 May 2017, Abedi detonated his explosives in the foyer of the arena, killing 22 people and injuring over 59. The attack was the deadliest terrorist attack in the United Kingdom since the 7/7 bombings of 2005.

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