On Monday night, a tragedy unfolded in #Manchester, #England, as a #suicidebomber walked into the #Manchester Arena and detonated a bomb at the southern entrance. The #IslamicState claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bombing which is the deadliest assault in #Britain since 2005 — as the death toll rose to 22.
This cowardly murderer is responsible for the deaths of innocent children, one of which was as young as 8-years-old. According to reports, the attacker allegedly had support from a local group. As the NY Times reports, hours after the attack, the police set off a controlled explosion and raided a house in Elsmore Road, in the Fallowfield district, about 3.5 miles south of the arena.
A neighbor, Lina Ahmed, said that a young man lived with his parents and younger siblings at the house that was raided. “They didn’t really speak to anyone,” she said. “They were nice people if you walked past.” The #ISIS attack was immediately decried by Western officials as they took to the airwaves to release their statements. “We now know that a single terrorist detonated his improvised explosive device near one of the exits of the venue, deliberately choosing the time and place to cause maximum carnage and to kill and injure indiscriminately,” Prime Minister #TheresaMay of Britain said in a televised statement. “The explosion coincided with the conclusion of a pop concert which was attended by many young families and groups of children,” Mrs. May added. “This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives.” “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life,” #PresidentTrump said early Tuesday morning. “I won’t call them monsters because they’d like that term. They’d think that’s a great name,” he added. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾