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When Paris and Brussels attacks suspect went on 'reconnaissance' mission to Manchester

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Islamic State operative Mohamed Abrini (centre). © DR Islamic State operative Mohamed Abrini (centre). © DR

Responsibility for the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, in which 22 people were killed and another 52 were injured, has been claimed by the Islamic State group. One of the Belgium-based IS cell that carried out the November 2015 attacks in Paris and the March 2016 bombings in Brussels travelled to Britain in July 2015, where he visited and photographed locations in Birmingham and Manchester, including a railway station and the Manchester United stadium Old Trafford. Matthieu Suc reports.

President Macron pays visit to UK embassy after Manchester bombing

Following the suicide bomb attack in Manchester on Monday night, French President Emmanuel Macron, who spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May this morning when he promised France's full cooperation in anti-terrorist intelligence, visited the British embassy in Paris, accompanied by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and interior minister Gérard Collomb, where he signed a book of condoleances.

French government urges vigilence after Manchester attack

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who described the Manchester Arena suicide bombingwhich killed 22 people as an 'abominable crime', advised the French public 'to observe the utmost vigilance, confronted as we are with a threat which is more present than ever before'.