Manchester Arena terror attack at Ariana Grande concert leaves 22 dead, 59 injured

In one of the worst terrorist attacks on the UK soil, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, killing 22 and injuring at least 59 people. An unidentified man detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in the minutes of Manchester Arena after the American singer Ariana Grande has finished his performance before a crowd of more than 20 000 people. Big, who said he was “broken” by the incident, was declared free. British PM Theresa May is expected to chair the Tuesday high-level emergency meeting and take stock of the situation. Confirming that the attacker died, British police try to determine whether he works alone or was part of a larger network. They work with the UK intelligence services Network and National Anti-Terrorism Surveillance to establish details of the person who attacked the Manchester Arena. Authorities have asked the public not to speculate on details or names of shares. The head of the agent, Ian Hopkins, asked people to stay alert, but they move daily.
Britain has now placed itself at its second highest alert level of “serious”, which means an attack of militants is very likely. This incident is the worst terrorist attack since the bombing of London in 2005, which killed more than 50 people, including the perpetrators. For a calendar of terrorist attacks in Europe, click here.
Greater Manchester Police have established an emergency helpline for those concerned about their relatives or those who might be in the vicinity. The telephone help number is 0161 856 9400. According to witnesses, there was a loud noise inside the Manchester Arena, followed by panic individuals who were running towards the door. Actress Jenny Brewster concert said she could feel the burn while she dropped her daughter out of place. Majid Khan, 22, said that everyone on the side of the sand where the explosion occurred, began to run towards the exit. “Everyone was trying to escape,” he added. Catherine Macfarlane, another witness told Reuters: “It was a big blast – you could feel it in the chest It was chaotic Everyone was running and screaming and trying to get out …”

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