The British people are still reeling in horror has they wake to deal with the tragedy that unfolded late last night.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night. At least 22 people died in the attack making it the most deadly terror attack in Britain since the London Bombing in 2005. (via CNN)
ISIS announced through a social media television app that a “soldier of the caliphate” was behind the attack and had been able to “plant explosive devices” at the concert venue.
British police have yet to announce who was behind the bombing, and ISIS often claims responsibility for attacks they have no direct links with.
Hordes of terrified young people streamed out of the massive Manchester Arena after hearing explosions towards the end of pop sensation Ariana Grande’s final song. Twenty-two people have been confirmed dead with an additional 59 injured.
An eight-year-old girl and an eighteen-year-old young woman have been identified as the first two victims to perish in the bombing. The entire country is mourning after the devastating attack.
British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke after an emergency Cabinet meeting claiming that police had identified who was behind the attack, but she refused to name the attacker.
Theresa May condemned the attack, saying, “We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage.”
Police believe that the bombing was conducted by a lone-wolf who killed himself in the blast. However, a 23-year-old man was arrested today with supposed connections to the bombing. Authorities are suspecting that the attack may be connected to a larger terror network that has spread across England.
For the last three years the British isles have been under a “severe” terror threat alert. Police had been warning that another attack was likely after a terrorist stabbed a police officer and drove his car through a crowd on Westminster Bridge in London two months ago.
Over 400 police have been deployed in Manchester over the night and a heavy police presence is defending the hospital where many victims are recovering.
Police are also increasing their presence in London as many assume that this attack is just the beginning of what might become the summer of terror.
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