IS claims Manchester concert bombing

Jane Richards
May 24, 2017

"Hundreds of friends, parents, children, and partners are confronting unimaginable grief today, and we send out thoughts to them all", the message said.

ISIS issued its claim of responsibility in a brief, generic statement that did not identify the bomber and appeared to get some of the facts of the attack wrong.

At the end of the concert, an explosion struck near the arena. "There was a big bang, smell of smoke, everyone was screaming and crying". We have removed the name of the hotel she cited after the company refuted that detail. "It was was horrific". Police cars, bomb-disposal units and 60 ambulances raced to the scene as the scale of the carnage became clear.

A homeless man who rushed into the Manchester Arena in the wake of the terror attack has described how he helped a girl with no legs and cradled a dying 60-year-old woman. The exact cause of the blast is unknown, but police are treating it as a "terrorist incident."The New York Times said a suicide bomber may have detonated an explosive device filled with nails". They booked themselves a room in Manchester's city center and were looking forward to adventure - at the very least, time away from their café jobs.

Social media posts from the scene showed concertgoers running down the arena's stairs in an attempt to flee. They're also seeking any dashcam video recordings that drivers might have from 8 to 11 Monday night.

"My wife and I were so profoundly shocked to learn of the truly terrible event which took place in Manchester last night", Charles said in his message of condolence.

President Trump spoke out about the bombings during his trip to Israel, saying in a statement he would call the terrorists "losers".

Twenty-two people were killed and a further 59 injured in the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande gig at the venue.

Officials have not released a list of those killed, but their identities are beginning to be reported by British media, citing confirmation from families and schools and on social media. Her mother, Charlotte Campbell, said the 15-year-old attended the concert with her best friend from school.

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Emergency services work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England, Monday, May 22, 2017. I don't like to say it but it smelled like burning flesh.

On March 22, five people were killed and more than 50 injured when a man drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in central London, before crashing into the fence surrounding parliament.

The prime minister condemned the attack for its "appalling sickening cowardice" and for "deliberately targeting innocent defenceless children and young people". It remained closed on Tuesday lunchtime. She added that she will be visiting Manchester on Tuesday.

"From the bottom of my heart, I am so, so sorry". Her fans are largely teenagers, and it's not unreasonable to assume that many young people are among the dead.

"I've called the hospitals". President Trump, out of the country for his first trip overseas as president, bemoaned the loss of life at the hands of "evil losers in life". This is why we love you, Manchester. The city will host a vigil in its Albert Square at 6 p.m.

Saffie was initially identified as missing after the attack.

"We are sending our love to all of Manchester during this incredibly hard time".

"A lot of people are coming and bringing sandwiches and pastries, and showing their support", Soraya reports from Manchester.

British counter-terrorism police have said they are making on average an arrest every day in connection with suspected terrorism.

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