SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 22 AT ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT - GRANDE'S MESSAGE-TOUR SUSPENDED- VIDEO CAPTURES EVENT
The explosion occurred just as a concert by the American pop star Ariana Grande was ending. Traumatized fans, including children, screamed and ran. Ms. Grande was not injured.
- Greater Manchester Police: 22 people dead, almost 60 injured
- Explosions reported Monday evening
- Law enforcement officials: suicide bombing the likely reason for the blast
- Male at the scene has been identified as probable attacker
- UK Prime Minister Theresa May: incident an "appalling terrorist attack"
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At least 19 people are dead and almost 60 injured in what police are treating as a terrorist incident Monday night at Manchester Arena, where pop singer Ariana Grande was performing.
As concertgoers -- many of them young fans of the singer -- were beginning to leave the arena after Grande's closing set, an explosion rocked the area. Confusion followed as people fled in search of safety, and the sound of wailing sirens soon cut through the smoky air outside the arena.
Nail Bomb Believed Used in Explosion
A US Department of Homeland Security statement said it was "closely monitoring" the situation and added that the department has "no information to indicate a 'specific credible threat involving music venues in the United States.'"
Video from inside Manchester Arena :
Attack Came After ISIS Plea
Last week, the Islamic State released a 44-minute video featuring fighters of different nationalities, enjoining their supporters back home to carry out acts of violence. Among them was a man identified as a British national, according to a translation of the video provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which tracks jihadi propaganda.