According to report from the Telegraph, the Islamic state terror group has claimed responsibility for a devastating suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena last night, which left 22 people dead and 59 people injured.
“It is the worst terrorist attack in the UK since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005 and many of the victims are young. So far, one person has been arrested and police know the identity of the dead attacker.” the report stated.
“A lone male attacker detonated an explosive device at about 10:30pm, near the foyer of the Manchester Arena, shortly after Grande, the US singer, had finished her performance.
Thousands of young fans and their families were filing out of Europe’s largest indoor arena when the explosion ripped through the crowds sparking panic and confusion.
Screams rang out through the venue and victims described being thrown by the blast, which scattered nuts and bolts across the floor.”
Although the attacker died at the scene of the blast, Police has arrested a 23-year-old man this morning in connection with the bombing attack.
Quite a number of the 59 injured are undergoing treatment in hospital across Manchester for life threatening conditions, and 12 are said to be under the age of 16.
In a statement, the Police said the investigation is “complex and wide-ranging” and cautioned against speculating on the identity of the bomber.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the bomber had chosen the time and place of his attack deliberately to cause “maximum carnage and to kill and injure indiscriminately”. The Prime Minister spoke at Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee.
Mrs May, who was scheduled to visit Manchester to speak to police chiefs, paid tributes to emergency workers and members of the public who rushed to render help. She said they had shown, in her own words, “The spirit of Manchester and the spirit of Britain – a spirit that through years of conflict and terrorism has never been broken and will never be broken.”