Ariana Grande concert bombing: 6 things we know

2017-05-23 09:13
 
Manchester Bombing

Cape Town – An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.

Police confirmed on Tuesday morning 22 people were killed and roughly 59 were injured in what has been said to be the deadliest attack in Britain in 12 years.

Nine hours after the attack police are investigating what they are treating as a terrorist attack.

Here is what we know so far:

* The bomb went off around 23:35 on Monday night. As of 08:30 on Tuesday morning, 22 people were confirmed dead and 59 injured.

* Manchester police say they believe one man carried out the attack. The man set off an improvised explosive device and died in the attack.

* The bombing took place as Ariana left the stage. She was uninjured and has suspended the rest of the European leg of her world tour.

* The audience was mostly pre-teens, as her "Arianator" fan base is full of young girls experiencing their first concerts.

* The bombing has been identified as the deadliest attack on Britain since 2005. The 7 July 2005 London bombings were a series of terrorist suicide bomb attacks targeting civilians using the public transport systems.

*AP has reported that, British authorities have identified the suspected Manchester suicide bomber as Salman Abedi.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOOTAGE SHOWS CHAOS AFTER THE EXPLOSION:

POLICE RELEASE A STATEMENT AFTER THE BOMBING:

ALSO READ: Photos from the scene of Ariana Grande concert bombing

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