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

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Manchester Terror Attack


"My meet and greet photos came through, she was so cute and lovely, I hugged her so tight and she said she loved my bow". People are seen here moving out of the arena.

At least 22 people, including children, have been killed in a blast at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, in the deadliest terror attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings. "My love to her and all the families of the victims", actor Sean Maguire posted to his Twitter feed when paying his respects to the Manchester terror attack victim.

In addition to the arrest, police said Tuesday that they've "executed warrants, one in Whalley Range, and one in Fallowfield, where a controlled explosion took place".

The concert was attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England. "Allahu akhbar!" says the man, who then holds up a piece of card with the word "Manchester" and Monday's date scrawled on it.

ISIS has repeatedly called for its supporters in the West to attack "soft targets" like sports events and concerts in any way possible.

Flags are flying at half mast outside Number 10 and political parties have suspended general election campaigning.

In a statement released through Lancashire County Council, Tarleton Community Primary School headteacher Chris Upton said: "News of Saffie's death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends".

"There was heat on my neck and when I looked up there were bodies everywhere", she told The Guardian newspaper.

After Manchester, Grande was due to perform in London on Thursday and Friday, and later at venues in Europe, including Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and France, with concerts in Latin America and Asia to follow. In the past, ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks where the assailants had no direct connection to the extremist group, but either acted in its name, or where the ISIS attached their brand to the killing after the fact. He provided no information about the person who set off the bomb.

President Trump, speaking during his trip to Bethlehem, offered prayers for Manchester, saying, "We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom". Grande, who had just finished a concert where the blast occurred, tweeted that she was "broken" following the horrific incident.

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In the wake of the bombing, 22 people are officially confirmed dead and 59 people are injured, with many being treated for life-threatening conditions.

The United States' top intelligence official has said that the USA government has not verified that ISIS is responsible for the attack.

"While we experienced the worst of humanity in Manchester last night, we also saw the best", she said.

Nana Julie Mills said: "Just heard one of my good friends whom I've known since he was a little boy passed away last night". "She wasn't in a very good state", Dawber said.

She said the explosions rang out as soon as Grande left the stage.

British security services have not ascribed responsibility for the attack at Manchester Arena on 22 May.

"I won't call them monsters because they would like that term".

"This wicked ideology must be obliterated".

A male suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the explosion in the foyer of the Arena building, Manchester Police said.

The singer was on tour to promote her 2016 album Dangerous Woman.

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