Libyans say they extradited Manchester bomber's brother


A Libyan militia says it has extradited the brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber to face charges in the United Kingdom.

Ahmed Bin Salem, a spokesman for the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force, says they extradited Hashem Abedi on Wednesday following a court order. The militia is allied with a U.N.-backed government in the capital.

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British authorities have sought Abedi’s extradition for nearly two years, saying he was involved in the attack.

Hashem Abedi is the brother of Salman Abedi, who set off the bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017. The blast killed 22 people and wounded hundreds.

The arrest warrant was issued by a Westminster Magistrates’ Court judge and approved by the home secretary. Greater Manchester Police had no immediate comment.