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Lone suicide bomber behind terror attack in Manchester: Police

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Manchester police have said a lone male suicide bomber was behind the terror attack that killed at least 22 people at Manchester Arena, the Independent reported Tuesday.

Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins, confirmed the attack was carried out by one man although detectives were still trying to establish if he "was acting alone or as part of a network".

He said the attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.

The death toll rose to 22 people with 59 people left injured following the suspected terrorist bombing during an Ariana Grande concert.
 
Mr Hopkins said: "This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see".

Witnesses reported hearing a "huge bomb-like bang" at around 10.30 pm on Monday, as fans were leaving the arena shortly after a show by Ariana Grande finished, and described glass and metal nuts on the floor.

A Government's emergency Cobra committee is expected to take place at around 9 am on Tuesday morning chaired by Theresa May, Downing Street said.

If confirmed as terrorism it would be the worst attack in the UK since 56 people were killed in the 7 July London bombings in 2005.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 23 May 2017 10:00 AM
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