Ariana Grande announces benefit concert in Manchester to raise money for victims

Armed police on guard prior to the start of the Great City Games at Deansgate in Manchester England Friday

Armed police on guard prior to the start of the Great City Games at Deansgate in Manchester England Friday

"I am sorry for the pain and fear that you must be feeling and for the trauma that you, too, must be experiencing".

LOS ANGELES U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city.

As police raced to uncover the network that may have helped Abedi attack an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night, furious British officials blamed USA authorities Thursday for leaking details of the investigation to the media.

In attacking the concert, the bomber targeted an audience full of teenagers and 'tweens - Grande fans who call themselves "Arianators".

British police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested in Manchester in connection with the suicide bombing at an arena in the city that killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others. Grande said she would share more details once "everything has been confirmed". Offering to help those in need, the 23-year old singer said that she will give everything she possibly can, should any one need her help.

Grande shared a moving note about the Manchester bombing in which she grieves for all affected by this unspeakable tragedy, honors her fans, and shares her plan to host a benefit event.

The singer said she will think of the victims "with everything I do for the rest of my life", adding: "They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday".

"Enjoy yourselves and be reassured by the greater policing presence you will see", he said."We can't let the terrorists win by dissuading us from going about our normal business".

Abedi is reported to have been in the Fallowfield flat - which is less than two miles from Manchester Arena - at 7pm on the night of the attack, the Mirror reported.

The name of the bomber, Salman Abedi (22), the Manchester-born son of Libyan descent, was reported by American television networks CBS and NBC on Tuesday before the United Kingdom authorities had agreed to release his identity.

Abedi's brother, Hashim and father Ramadan are being detained by anti-terror forces in Libya.

British authorities have stopped and disrupted five plots since March 22, when a terror attack outside Parliament in London left five people dead, said Wallace, the Security Minister. "Meanwhile, the investigation continues, eight people are now in custody, it is a live operation and that will continue", she said.

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