Manchester Arena attack: Children among 22 dead after blast; ISIS claims responsibility
(Modified from CNN) Monday’s attack outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killed at least 22 people, including children, and was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb, Manchester Police said.
ISIS has published a claim of responsibility for the bombing.
A statement posted on the terror group’s Telegram channel said that a “soldier of the caliphate” was able to “plant explosive devices” at the Manchester Arena, according to a US counter-terrorism source.
The claim does not mention a name and does not include a photo or provide any additional details on the attacker or the attack.
Following the attack, Ariana Grande posted “broken. from the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”