Salman Abedi: Here's what we know about the Manchester bombing suspect

Salman Abedi: Here's what we know about the Manchester bombing suspect
Source: AP
Source: AP

British authorities have identified the suspected suicide bomber responsible for a deadly bombing inside Manchester Arena as Salman Abedi, the Associated Press reported, citing U.S. officials.

According to BBC, 22-year-old Abedi was born was born in Manchester and his family is of Libyan origin. He was a student at Salford University, the school confirmed to BBC.

Monday night's explosion was triggered during the final moments of an Ariana Grande concert at the venue, which was packed with hordes of the American pop star's young fans. 

The blast left at least 22 people dead and scores more injured. Among the confirmed victims were 8-year-old Saffie-Rose Roussos and 18-year-old Runshaw College student Georgina Callander.

On Tuesday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

May 23, 2017 5:35 p.m.: This story has been updated.