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The brother of Manchester Arena concert bomber Salman Abedi was allegedly plotting to assassinate the British ambassador to Libya, The Mail on Sunday has learned.
Hashem Abedi, 20, was part of a four-man cell that was planning to murder Peter Millett, the UK envoy to Libya, a source has said.
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The British-based source, who is well-connected with Libyan intelligence officials, added that the plotters were also suspected of planning to kill the then United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, as well as the country’s prime minister, Fayez Al-Sarraj.
Hashem and his alleged terror cell – who are all detained by the Libyan counter-terrorism force known as Rada – have admitted during interrogation that there was a plot to kill Mr Millett, the source said.
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Shortly after his 22-year-old brother blew himself up at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester – killing 22 people and injuring 119 – Hashem fled the family home in Tripoli and hid in a remote farmhouse outside the Libyan capital.
When Hashem was captured, Rada forces allegedly found a suicide vest with him, which investigators believe might have been earmarked for use in the alleged plot to kill Mr Millett.
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It is not clear how the cell hoped to kill the ambassador because the UK mission in Libya is based in Tunis, the capital of neighbouring Tunisia, for safety reasons.
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