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Convicted terrorist friend of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi says he is still 'haunted' by the atrocity

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A convicted terrorist friend of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi has told the public inquiry into the atrocity the killing of 22 innocents is still 'haunting me'.

Abdalraouf Abdallah, 28, from Moss Side, said he was behind bars at HMP Altcourse on Merseyside when he heard on the radio about the devastating May 2017 attack.

When he learned that his friend Salman Abedi was behind the slaughter, he said he was 'crying, confused and shocked'. He said armed jihad and martyrdom were allowed in Islam but he insisted 'killing innocent people' as part of a suicide attack was forbidden.

Abdallah was arrested in November 2014 and charged with assisting others in committing acts of terrorism by facilitating travel and raising money to enable

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