During a powerful explosion in Manchester has killed at least 22 people and another 59 were injured, among victims there are children. The incident occurred on Monday evening at the stadium of the Manchester arena after a concert by American singer Ariana Grande.
The explosion, which authorities have classified as a terrorist attack occurred in the lobby at 22:33, when thousands of spectators headed to the side exit after the last song.
The moment the bomb went off #ManchesterBombing pic.twitter.com/OfmqJxRcu8
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According to eyewitnesses, the hall was literally littered with bodies.
Because the Grand is popular among British youth, among the victims were many minors, the youngest victim of the attack was 8-year-old Seppi rose Roussos, who died from his injuries.
RIP Saffie Rose Roussos. She was only 8 years old when she was murdered by ISIS terrorists in the #ManchesterBombing. pic.twitter.com/cLGw2w6oZe
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The incident was the deadliest attack on British citizens since 2005 when, during a series of terrorist attacks in London killed 52 people.
Responsibility for attack was assumed by the terrorist organization ISIS, saying that «soldiers of the Caliphate was established and brought into action an explosive device, «and threatened that «the next step will be even tougher». The English version of the statement released by the organization SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the activity of white extremists and jihadists.
However, conclusive evidence linking ISIS to the incident is still there. Besides, the statement distorted some of the facts — it is about several sdetonirovala devices, while one explosion was.
The next day after the attack, police arrested in South Manchester 23-year-old man in connection with an emergency, however, the direct executor of the terrorist attack, under the assumption of militiamen, killed during the explosion.
In connection with the incident, Prime Minister Theresa may called an emergency Cabinet meeting. According to the authorities, there is a high probability of re-attack.
On Tuesday, Donald trump delivered a speech, expressing his condolences to the families of the victims. «We must expel the terrorists and extremists,» he said.
.@realDonaldTrump on the #ManchesterBombing: «We must drive out the terrorists and the extremists» https://t.co/Owp3ppLzBr pic.twitter.com/f9DucY6rWY
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