An explosion at Manchester Arena has left at least 22 victims killed and 59 injured in a terrorist attack after the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night May 22. A child among the victims was just 8 years old.
The killer is suspected to be a suicide bomber named Salman Abedi, a Manchester resident who detonated a home made bomb in the foyer of the stadium. An investigation is currently underway as to whether he operated alone or as part of a wider network. The Islamic State group has reportedly claimed ownership to the attack but further information has yet to be released.
The pop star was set on the European leg of her world tour with a packed stadium for her Manchester concert. Many of the spectators and victims were children. Her biggest fans.
The official threat level from international terrorism is currently marked as severe in the UK meaning that an attack at any given time is “highly likely”. That being said, it has been at this level since August 2014 and official government websites such as Smart Traveller state that if travelling to the UK it would be appropriate to exercise a normal level of precaution.
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