Suicide Attack on Ariana Grande Concert Kills 22 in Manchester, U.K.
The Manchester police suspect terrorism after a deadly explosion at an arena in Manchester, where the American pop star Ariana Grande had been performing…
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A terrorist attack at a Pop concert in Manchester last night killed at least 22 people and 59 injured. The attacker, a suicide bomber, detonated an explosive inside a crowded Manchester Arena during the concert of Ariana Grande, a famous American Pop star, and died in the explosion, as reported by the Manchester police.
British authorities believe the man was acting alone in the attack last night, investigations are ongoing to establish if he was part of a network. Police confirmed that among the victims are 22 children.
The suicide bombing inside the Manchester Arena immediately recalled the terrorist attacks inside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in November 2015, with the difference that the concert of Ariana Grande was filled with young teenagers. 130 people lost their lives in the Paris terror attacks, claimed by ISIS.
Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, who called for an emergency meeting of the government’s crisis committee on Tuesday morning, said authorities were working to establish the full details of “what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.” “All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected,” she said, as reported in The Guardian.
The attack happened just two weeks before the UK holds anticipated general elections. The elections were called by prime minister Margaret May, who wanted to confirm she has full popular support to carry on with the Brexit. One of the reasons to convince voters to get the UK out from the European Union is to get tighter control of immigration.
World leaders across the world condemned the attack and sent messages of condolence to UK.
“People in the UK can rest assured that Germany stands shoulder to shoulder with them,", German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed in a statement.
President Donald Trump is on an official trip to the Middle East to discuss the peace process. Yesterday, he met with Israel prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and today he is meeting with Palestine's leader, Mahmoud Abbas.
“I am sending condolences to the families of those murdered and wishes of a speedy recovery to the wounded,” Primer Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “Terrorism is a global threat and it is incumbent on the enlightened countries to defeat it everywhere.”
Ariana Grande, who was not hurt in the blast, joined other celebrities and politicians in expressing horror at the events. She tweeted that she was “broken” by news of casualties.