Manchester Bombing: 22 Dead, Including Child, 59 Hurt, ISIS Claim Attack

تم نشره في Tue 23 May / May 2017. 12:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Tue 23 May / May 2017. 04:41 PM
  • The wounded are being treated at eight hospitals around the city - (Sources)

CAPITALS — Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

A man set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday, in what Theresa May called a "sickening" act.

Meanwhile, the terror group, ISIS, has said it was behind the attack, via their channels on the messaging app Telegram.

Shortly afterwards, armed police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the attack.

Saffie Roussos, 8, was a pupil at Tarleton Primary School, in Lancashire.

Student Georgina Callendar, believed to have been 18, has also been named as among the dead.

In a statement in Downing Street, the prime minister said it was "now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack" that targeted "defenceless young people".

She said the security services believe they know the attacker's identity but are not yet able to confirm it.

It is the worst terrorist attack in the UK since the 7 July bombings in 2005 in which 52 people were killed by four suicide bombers.

Sixty ambulances went to Manchester Arena after the attack and the wounded are being treated at eight hospitals around the city. Among them are 12 children under the age of 16.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said it was "the most horrific incident" the city had ever faced, and the "fast-moving investigation" was now working to establish whether the attacker "was acting alone or as part of a network".