Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have made another arrest in connection with the Manchester bombing, bringing the total to 12.

Greater Manchester Police says a 25-year-old man was arrested in the city Sunday on suspicion of terrorist offenses. Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody.

Bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and himself in Monday’s bombing after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Police say they are also searching a new property in the Moss Side area of the city.

Investigators say they have dismantled a large part of Abedi’s network, but expect to make more arrests.

Pope Francis is urging prayers for the victims of the Manchester concert attack and has denounced how “so many young lives were cruelly broken.”

Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in prayer Sunday, saying he was “close to the relatives and all those who are weeping for the dead.”

Britain is still looking for other suspects in the May 22 bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people. Police have 11 suspects in custody but are looking for other members of the network of attacker Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent

The Manchester appeal was Francis’ second prayer of the day: He also denounced the “act of ferocious violence” against a bus full of Coptic Christians in Egypt that left 29 dead Friday; the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

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