Updated: Manchester Police updated the death count to 22 from 19 reported earlier.
A deadly terror attack killed 22 concertgoers and injured 50 other people who were exiting an Ariana Grande concert Monday evening at 10:33 p.m. in the outside public foyer of the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
The Manchester Police confirmed the number of causalities Monday night and tweeted that they are treating it as a terrorist incident while they work closely with the national terrorism policing network and UK intelligence partners.
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the attack on Monday night was an “appalling terrorist attack.”
The injuries on the wounded are consistent with a pressure cooker bomb, according to witnesses.
TMZ has cited reports that claims the explosive device used in the terrorist attack was a nail bomb in a backpack and it might have been a suicide mission.
One unverified video has surfaced on the internet that features a covered man speaking in English with an ISIS flag in the background who claimed responsibility for the Monday attack in Manchester.
Manchester Arena holds 21,000 people and is the 2nd largest in Europe.
The majority of the concertgoers attending the Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening were young women and children.
Nigel Farage, former leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UPIK) and political commentator tweeted, “The Manchester terror attack was directed at children. It’s going to be a very big shock for the U.K.”
The Manchester terrorist attack was directed at children. It's going to be a very big shock for the UK. pic.twitter.com/ZwwbhwZszh
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 23, 2017
TMZ reports that Ariana Grande has indefinitely suspended her world tour in the wake of the bombing.
In November 2015 Islamic State claimed responsibility for coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, including 89 people attending the Eagles Of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan theater which had faced threats in the past over its public support for Israel.
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