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

Eight-year-old confirmed as second Manchester terror victim


The so-called Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday through its social media channels, saying "one of the caliphate's soldiers placed bombs among the crowds".

Manchester, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northwest of London, is one of Britain's largest cities and Manchester Arena is one of the world's largest indoor concert venues.

Children were also reported to be among the dead following the deadly explosion. "We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families and all those affected in your hearts and prayers". They're losers. And we'll have more of them. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the attack was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb.

"This is a fast-moving investigation..."

A 23-year-old man was arrested by anti-terror officers in the south of the city as police and security services attempt to work out if the suicide bomber was part of a cell.

Once he saw crowds and injured victims pouring out of the arena, Heyward said, "inside, I was going insane", with a awful fear that something happened to his daughter, Kaitlyn.

The Department of Homeland Security says there is no evidence of credible threats against music venues in the USA, as England reels from an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert late Monday.

Police have been warning that another attack was highly likely after a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd on London's Westminister Bridge in March and stabbed a policeman, in an attack that left six dead.

"We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack", May said in a statement. The police think they know the identity of the perpetrator. His name has not been revealed.

And she vowed: "The terrorists will never win and our values, our country and our way of life will always prevail".

"It was nearly like they waited for her to go", she said.

Iran President Hassan Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'
In a speech to Arab Muslim leaders in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump singled out Iran as the world's biggest sponsor of terrorism. Municipal councils govern across Iran's major cities down to its smallest villages, with members serving four-year terms.

The attack sparked a "high response" from people wanting to donate blood, prompting the National Health Service to say, "We have all the blood required at the present time".

A number of concert-goers - many of whom are young children - are still missing.

Manchester City have declined to comment.

Corbyn said he had spoken with Prime Minister May and both had agreed to suspend their campaigning in the upcoming general election until further notice.

May chaired an emergency Cobra (Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms) meeting here in the wake of the blast. The statement said about 30 were killed and about 70 were wounded.

Eyewitnesses said the explosion was heard after the artist had finished her show and left the stage.

The bomb was detonated shortly after Grande's performance ended at about 10.30 p.m.

"Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words", she wrote.

Grande was performing in Manchester during the European leg of a tour to promote her third album, "Dangerous Woman", which also has her scheduled to visit London, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France in the coming weeks.

"Late Late Show" James Corden expressed shock that children were among those hurt or killed while opening his CBS late show Monday night.

According to police, the blast occurred "within the foyer area of the stadium", although the venue said it was in a public area outside.

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