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#Updates: Explosion at Concert at Manchester Arena ~ UK

Discussion in 'Terrorist Attacks' started by noZme, May 22, 2017.

  1. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    Police say a lone male suicide bomber detonated a home-made bomb, and died at the scene.

    Theresa May said he deliberately chose the place where he could cause "maximum carnage" near the exit as people left.

    Police are investigating whether he acted alone or was part of a wider network.

    Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said the force would treat the incident as a terror attack "until we have further information".

    The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility, but this has not been verified.


    Student Georgina Callander was the first of those who were killed to be named. She was studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Lancashire.

    It has also been confirmed that eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, from Leyland, Lancashire, was killed.

    The injured, including children and young people, are being treated at eight hospitals in Greater Manchester.

    Many have life-threatening conditions, the prime minister said.

    A hotline has been set up for people concerned about loved ones - on 0161 856 9400 and 0161 856 9900.

    A help centre for anyone needing assistance has also been set up at Gate 11 of Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

    Relatives are using social media to hunt for missing loved ones.

    A vigil will be held in Albert Square, in Manchester, at 18:00 BST.
  2. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

    A man set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday, in what Theresa May called a "sickening" act.

    Armed police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the attack.


    Saffie Rose Roussos was a pupil at Tarleton Primary School, in Lancashire.

    Her headteacher Chris Upton said she had been "simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word" and was "loved by everyone".

    Student Georgina Callander, believed to have been 18, has also been named as among the dead.

    She had been studying health and social care at Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire.
  3. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    From the article above...

    In a statement in Downing Street, the prime minister said it was "now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack" that targeted "defenceless young people".

    She said the security services believe they know the attacker's identity but are not yet able to confirm it.

    It is the worst terrorist attack in the UK since the 7 July bombings in 2005 in which 52 people were killed by four suicide bombers.

    So-called Islamic State has said it was behind the attack, via IS channels on the messaging app Telegram.

    Just heartbreaking... :tears:
  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

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    noZme Bronze Member

  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    @Ladyslug , have you ever been to that venue?

    I'm so upset about this, and angry at my inability to stop them from doing it again.
  7. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    A nail bomb. The ultimate cruelty. The picture of the lovely 8 year-old girl made me cry. The end of innocence for so many children and young people. Running in blind terror away from their parents!
    Tonight an inter-faith vigil will take place outside Manchester Town Hall. Public demonstrations of unity like this are the best response.,imo. Praying for all those affected, and those who came to their aid.
  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    There were a lot of young people tweeting about this right after it happened. It broke my heart to see little girls worrying about their Popstar. They really didn't know how to process any of this. And why should they have to learn?
  9. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    No I've never been to Manchester

    And it is so upsetting to think of young people out having fun being targeted by
    Mindless cowards that do this sort of attack
  10. spike

    spike Bronze Member

  11. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Indeed.My eldest grandchild is nine, and he's already been taught about terrorism at school. It's an awful part of the world they're growing up in. But for children to have to deal with it first-hand, it's just dreadful.
  12. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

  13. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Salman Abedi, 23 KNOWN TO LE
  14. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member




    "This is only the beginning": Sick video shows ISIS jihadist make ominous warning after Manchester Arena blast
    In the unverified clip, the 'jihadist' holds up a chilling sign bearing the words "Manchester 2017-05-22", before saying: "Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar"
  15. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

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  16. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Who was Manchester terror attack suicide bomber Salman Abedi?
    British Salman Abedi was born in December 1994 in Manchester. He is believed to be of Libyan origin and has at least three siblings.

    The identity of the 22-year-old was revealed after teams of armed cops swooped on his address in Fallowfield, Manchester.

    Eyewitnesses told how bomb disposal officers were spotted entering the house before a controlled explosion took place.

    MI5 spooks and anti-terror cops are now racing against the clock to uncover Abedi’s links to any possible terror cell.

    He was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated while in the foyer area moments after the popstar’s concert ended.

    Witnesses told how nuts and bolts were sent flying in the blast at the foyer area as fans made their way to Manchester Victoria train station next door.


    I'm seeing accounts of the bombing by people who were there. One mom in the lobby to meet her kids who had been in the concert, said she believes she saw the bomber just before the blast - young guy who looked like something was pouched under his red shirt.
  17. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Born in Manchester in 1994, the second youngest of four children his parents were Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime.

    His parents were both born in Libya but appear to have emigrated to London before moving to the Fallowfield area of south Manchester where they have lived for at least ten years.

    They had three sons and a daughter, who is now 18-years-old.

    Abedi grew up in the Whalley Range area, just yards from the local girl's high school, which hit the headlines in 2015 when twins and grade A pupils, Zahra and Salma Halane, who were both aspiring medical students, left their homes and moved to Isil controlled Syria.

    There were unconfirmed reports in Manchester that the whole family apart from the two elder sons recently returned to Libya.
  18. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member


    Manchester Vigil: 'We are the many, they are the few'
    Thousands have turned out to pay their respects in Albert Square

    Posted at
    Lord Mayor of Manchester, Eddy Newman, began today's vigil in Manchester by thanking the emergency services, which prompted huge applause.
    He said: "The people of Manchester will remember the victims forever and we will defy the terrorists by working together to create cohesive, diverse communities that are stronger together.

    "We are the many, they are the few."

  19. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    You have been in my thoughts Ladyslug, this is devastating, makes no sense, never will. :bawling:
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  20. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

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