Islamic State group (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing attack outside Manchester Arena that killed 22 and injured other 60 people. People have been gathered for the concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande out there. ISIS praises the suicide bomber as “soldier of the caliphate”.
ISIS has released a statement as well as video saying “This is just the beginning” and they carried out the attack through a powerful explosive bomb planted outside the arena. The deadly attack has left many killed or wounded and several have been missing aftermath the explosion. People were looking out for the traces of the missed one through social media. A person, 23, has been arrested ion connection with the attack.
The suicide bomber had also died in the attack. Children were the most among the dead. The state sponsored Islamic group has increasingly carrying out “soft targets” at places with huge crowds, rather than highly secured places. The group uses homemade explosives to carry out the attack that had been evident in attack in Paris and Brussels. The Manchester attack was the deadliest attack since 7/7 London bombings in 2005 that killed 56 people.
Theresa May has made a statement in Downing Street following the Manchester attack. She said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families and friends of all those affected. It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack, an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation. This was among the worst terrorist incidents we have ever experienced in the United Kingdom.”