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ISIS Claims Manchester Terror Bombing That Killed 22

An explosion rocked a pop concert in Great Britain this evening, causing multiple fatalities and many more injuries. The Daily Mail reports that the attack killed 22 and injured many more at the end of an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, and that the Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility:

Traumatised families have told of the scenes of carnage they witnessed after a suicide bomber set off a ball bearing bomb at a packed pop concert, killing at least 22 people, including children, and injuring around 120.

Witnesses told of nuts and bolts tearing into young music fans when the blast was detonated in the foyer area of the Manchester Arena moments after a concert by US popstar Ariana Grande ended.

The bomb went off in a packed foyer area at a time when mothers and fathers were leaving the venue with their children and other parents were arriving to pick up groups of youngsters. 

Police this morning confirmed that the suicide bomber, who was known to authorities, died inside the arena. US security sources said the bomber had travelled to the venue on public transport.

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...

Please join with us in prayer for those who are injured, as well as for the loved ones of those who lost their lives.

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