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Suspected Manchester Bomber Was 22-Year-Old Native of City

Suspected Manchester Bomber Was 22-Year-Old Native of City

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May 23 2017 10:10 AM

Suspected Manchester Bomber Was 22-Year-Old Native of City

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A prayer meeting in Manchester on Tuesday.

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Here's what we know about last night's terror attack in Manchester, England:

  • What appears to have been a device detonated by suicide bomber exploded at 10:30 p.m. local time after an Ariana Grande concert in the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena.
  • At least 22 people have died as a result of the blast. The youngest known victim was eight years old.
  • ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is believed to have been perpetrated on site by a 22-year-old man named Salman Abedi who was born in Manchester to Libyan parents.
  • A 23-year-old man who is believed to have a connection to the incident was arrested in Manchester on Tuesday morning.
  • Donald Trump, speaking in the West Bank, called the perpetrators of the attack "evil losers."
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The incident is the U.K.'s deadliest terror attack since the 2005 London transit bombings in which 52 were killed. It follows a number of other recent high-casualty attacks in Europe, including the January 15 Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris; the November 2015 Bataclan attacks in Paris; the March 2016 bombings in Brussels; the July 2016 truck attack in Nice, France; and the December 2016 truck attack in Berlin.

This post has been updated.