The terror attack in Manchester has thrown a spotlight on hardline Islamist exiles among opponents of former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi who live in the northwestern English city, experts said.
Manchester is home to the largest cluster of Libyans in Europe, numbering 21,000 according to British media.
The community became a hotbed of opposition to dictator Kadhafi, who was ousted in 2011.
It contains a diverse range of people from doctors to experienced members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which fought alongside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
"If you were a Libyan living outside Libya, you were probably someone who was not very friendly to Kadhafi," Raffaello Pantucci, a specialist in British suburban terrorism, told AFP....