‘Islamic State’ claims Manchester Arena suicide bombing
The ‘Islamic State’ has claimed the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester which killed 22 people. Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man, and are working to identify a suspect killed in the attack, dw.de reports.
As the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, police say it was carried out by one man using an improvised explosive device. Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the bombing.
Police, who contrastingly said an improvised explosive device was carried by the attacker, said late on Tuesday morning that they had arrested a suspect linked to the bombing.
Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said police believed the incident was carried out by one man. The attacker died at the arena in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device, Hopkins said. While he did not give an age range of the victims, he confirmed children were among the dead.
Hopkins said forensic investigators were still determining whether the attacker had accomplices. He said there was still no information about the individual who had detonated the device, adding it was “the most horrific incident” the city had ever faced.