Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Ariana Grande 'broken' after Manchester concert attack


One counter-terrorism official said: 'In the absence of conclusive evidence, the choice of venue, the timing and the mode of attack all suggest this was terrorism'.

Manchester United will play in Wednesday's Europa League final with a heavy heart following Monday night's suicide bombing that left at least 22 dead, including children, and 59 injured at an Ariana Grande concert in the British city.

The terrorist group also released statements in several languages through its central media body praising the atrocity, claiming more than 100 "crusaders" were killed or wounded at the "shameless" concert.

The top US intelligence official, Dan Coats, said the American government had not verified whether or how Islamic State was responsible.

"I'm just feeling really down for all the families that lost their children and family members", said Michael Heveril.

An 8-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman have been named as the first victims of the attack, which has drawn condemnation and horror from around the world as a heinous assault targeting children.

"(I) just heard a huge bang from my bed, came out to the front of my apartments (we're on the top floor so have flawless view) and everyone was running away in big crowds", Suzy Mitchell told Sky News.

President Trump addressed what happened while speaking with reporters in Bethlehem during his visit to the Middle East.

Club captain posted: "I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims".

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'It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack, an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation.

May had called the mid-term election to resolve Brexit-related political divisions inside and outside Westminster. They would think that's a great name. I will call them from now on losers because that's what they are. They just scanned our tickets'. "One of the soldiers of the caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of Manchester", the terror group said in a statement. Officials say children are among the victims.

If confirmed that the attack took place in a public area, attention will likely shift to the national security services and local police.

A shopping mall was evacuated briefly on Tuesday and a man was arrested, but the police it was not "currently connected" to Monday's attack. British police raided two sites in the northern English city, setting off a controlled explosion in one, and arrested a 23-year-old man in a third location there. She said: 'Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families and friends of all those affected.

Prime Minister Theresa May chaired an emergency meeting (called Cobra) in Downing Street and later addressed the nation, announcing that numerous injured had "life-threatening injuries" and that the individual responsible for the blast had also perished in the attack. "I don't have words".

Metro.co.uk contacted the Manchester Arena to ask about bag checking, a spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: 'Last night, our community suffered a senseless tragedy.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all". "It was nearly like they waited for her to go."MORE: Ariana Grande reacts to fatal Manchester explosion: "Broken"We just ran as fast as we could to get away from that area", Lunt said".

Hett's brother Dan told the BBC that Hett was separated from his friend at the concert after the blast.

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