MANCHESTER ATTACK – 22/5/17

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A suicide bombing attack was carried out at the Manchester Arena after a concert by Ariana Grande, an American singer on Monday, 22nd May 2017. It has proved to be the biggest nightmare for the fans of Ariana and the people of Manchester. 22 people were killed and approximately 120 were injured in this attack. Out of the people injured 59 were rushed to the local hospitals of which 12 were said to be critical.

The suicide bomber was identified to be Salman Ramadan Abedi, 22 year old, who was believed to have fled to Syria and become radicalised before returning to UK. He was the son of Libyan parents who had fled their native country and sought refuge in UK.  They returned to Libya in 2011, while Abedi had stayed back in Manchester.

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, raised the UK threat level to critical on Tuesday, saying that a wider group of individuals could have been involved in this attack rather than just  Salman Abedi.

The Police had been investigating for the associates of Abedi in Manchester Arena and arrested a man in the Moss side area of the city in the early hours of Friday. Great Manchester Police have taken a total of eight people in custody who were responsible for this terrorist attack.  Also Abedi’s father, Ramadan and younger brother, Hashem  have been reportedly arrested in Tripoli, Libya.

By Thursday all of the 22 people killed were identified. Of them, the youngest victim was identified to be Roussos, 8 years old. Others were mostly teenagers and some were parents who had come to pick up their children from the Ariana Grande’s concert.

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