A 22-year old behind Manchester Arena suicide bombing, identified

A 22-year old behind Manchester Arena suicide bomber identified

A 22-year old boy named Salman Abedi has been identified as the suicide bomber behind the carnage of Manchester City Arena.

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The man behind the attack outside aimed to cause maximum impact and for that very purpose, he denoted at a pop concert killing 22 people.

The Prime Minister said “The police and emergency services have as always acted with courage and on behalf of the country I want to express our gratitude to them. They acted in accordance with the plans they have in place and the exercises they conduct to test those plans and they performed with the utmost professionalism.”

There has been no official claim of responsibility for the atrocity, but both ISIS and al-Qaeda have been calling for attacks on the West and issued bomb-making guides. ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) now claims the responsibility for this attack.

Calling it among the worst terrorist incidents in Britain, May said, “The attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice deliberately targeting innocent defenseless children and young people who have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives.”

The Greater Manchester Police said that they have arrested a 23- year old man in south Manchester in connection with the attacks as hundreds of police swarmed through the city in the aftermath of the blast.

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According to the Independent, 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”.

With inputs from ANI


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