Slaughter of the Innocents: ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills 22 and Injures 119 at Packed Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester
May 23, 2017
8 year old girl is among the dead.
- At least 22 people killed after explosions rang out at the end of an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester Arena.
- A teenage fan and an eight-year-old primary schoolgirl are among the dead, as well as a 26-year-old man.
- Video footage showed thousands fleeing in tears from the venue, many covered in blood, when gig ended.
- Horrifying video footage showed petrified children leaping over chairs and barriers as they tried to escape.
- Police confirmed the suicide bomber died at the venue after an improvised explosive device was detonated.
- US security sources say he travelled to the arena by public transport. Another man, 23, has also been arrested.
- 23-year-old Grande tweeted: 'Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words'.
- Anyone concerned about missing loved-ones should call the police's emergency hotline on 0161 856 9400.
A primary schoolgirl aged just eight years old was one of 22 people killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed pop concert in Manchester last night.
ISIS have said one of its 'soldiers' set off the ball bearing bomb at the Ariana Grande concert. At least 119 people were injured in the worst terror attack Britain has seen since the 7/7 London bombings.
Eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 26-year-old John Atkinson were among those killed. Of the injured, 59 were taken to hospital - of which at least 12 were children - and 60 were treated at the scene.
Traumatised families have told how of nuts and bolts tore into young music fans when the blast was detonated in the foyer area of the Manchester Arena moments after a concert by the US popstar ended.
The suicide bomber, who was known to authorities and is said to be British-born, died inside the arena and police carried out a controlled explosion at what is believed to be his home during raids around the city today.
A 23-year-old man was arrested by anti-terror officers in the south of the city as police and security services attempt to work out if the suicide bomber was part of a cell. Security sources have told MailOnline that initial analysis of the 'sophisticated' device suggests it was made by an expert.
Hundreds of people are now desperately trying to track down loved ones who went missing in the aftermath of the attack, with police having to tell some parents their children have died.
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