Explosion After Ariana Grande Concert in Britain Kills 22

More than 400 officers were deployed. Greater Manchester Police said that 59 other people were injured in the explosion at the Ariana Grande concert.

Mohammed Shafiq, who runs the Manchester based inter-faith group the Ramadhan Foundation, said taxi drivers were helping out stranded concert goers.

"A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena", said concertgoer Majid Khan, 22.

"We expect that those behind it will not escape the punishment they deserve", the Kremlin said.

"As a parent, I can only imagine the hurt and pain which the parents of the children killed and injured are going through".

No, none of the identities of the people who were killed or wounded have been released. Twitter and Facebook were filled with appeals for the missing.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd decried "a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society - young people and children out at a pop concert".

Chloe, 17, and her 19-year-old boyfriend were said to be at the gig.

Andy Burnham, the newly elected Mayor of Manchester (@MayorofGM), added: "My heart goes out to families who have lost loved ones, my admiration to our courageous emergency services". Outside, she said, "you could smell the burning".

Britain is on its second-highest alert level of "severe" meaning authorities believe a militant attack is highly likely.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was monitoring the situation in Manchester, and that it did not have any information showing a "specific credible threat" to music venues in the U.S.

If confirmed as a terrorist attack, it would be the worst strike on British soil since 2005, when Islamist extremists bombed the London subway and a bus, killing 54 people.

Cellphone video showed chaotic scenes of people screaming and running after the blast.

She will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday morning. Britain's political parties have suspended campaigning ahead of the general election due on June 8th.

Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena, and the train station near the arena, Victoria Station, was evacuated and all trains canceled.

A ribbon has been adapted to include Ariana's iconic bunny ears from the artwork on her album Dangerous Woman.

'She was there with her best friend from school.

Manchester Arena, which can hold 21,000 people, is the largest indoor arena in Europe, according to its website.

Pop concerts and nightclubs have been a terrorism target before. Nearly 90 people were killed by gunmen inspired by Islamic State at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris during a performance by Eagles of Death Metal on November 13, 2015.

Politicians also took to social media to condemn the attack and send their condolences.

"Manchester is proud and strong city and we will not allow those who seek to sow fear and division to achieve their aims", Leese added.

Friend of the family Aleshia Skellern, aged 24, from Blackburn has been co-ordinating efforts on social media to find Oli.

Recommended News

  • Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss named manager of the year by LMA

    I have to say thanks for their commitment, their attitude and passion, and their will to do something great this season. Brighton finished second to Newcastle in this year's Championship.

    Police confirm 'fatalities' from Ariana Grande concert in England

    In a statement on social media Monday night, the Greater Manchester Police say emergency services are responding to the arena. The Department of Homeland Security said after the explosion that USA citizens should "maintain security awareness".

    Turkey slams USA arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

    Mattis acknowledged Turkey's concerns that weapons could end up in the hands of the Kurdish militants in Turkey, known as the PKK. The recent shift has angered Ankara which views the change as a threat to its security.
  • Trump Denies Israel Was Source Of Intelligence

    Trump's brief journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem offered a visual reminder of the complexities of the conflict. Oded Revivi (OH-dead Re-VEE-veeis) is the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha settlers' council.
    Quaid-e-Azam University shut down after violent clash

    Quaid-e-Azam University shut down after violent clash

    Furthermore, the police have also registered cases against the two groups for creating law and order situation. The FIR states one of the students belonging to the Mehran council was arrested with weapons in his possession.

    NBA Announces 2016-17 MVP Finalists, LeBron James Not Among Them

    The Celtics will have a better idea of Thomas' status for Game 3 when he undergoes additional tests on Saturday. Shots near the basket were contested - at times blocked - and Cleveland consistently played with physicality.
  • South Korea fires at North 'object'

    South Korea fires at North 'object'

    Experts say solid fuel engines and mobile launchers make it more hard to detect signs of launch preparations. It also warned additional sanctions against the reclusive country.
    US foreign policy after milking S Arabia of $480 bn: Zarif

    US foreign policy after milking S Arabia of $480 bn: Zarif

    The president is set to land at Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday for a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. The US President called on the Middle-eastern countries to combat the crisis of Islamic extremism emanating from the region.

    Shock at Manchester Arena attack

    Unnamed intelligence services in the U.S. have claimed the explosion was the work of a suicide bomber , but this is unconfirmed. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the explosion at Manchester Arena.
  • Acting FBI director hopes to make it permanent

    Acting FBI director hopes to make it permanent

    The Trump administration is looking to fill the job after President Donald Trump fired Director James Comey this week. But very well known, highly respected, really talented people. "And that's what we want for the FBI", Trump said.

    Manchester residents queue to donate blood in aftermath of horror terror attack

    Her manager Scooter Braun tweeted words can not express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. When I arrived at Victoria Station minutes later, there were people strewn out on the floor receiving medical aid.

    Boris Becker says Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi can strike positive partnership

    Halep was playing in her second clay-court final in two weeks after winning the title in Madrid last Sunday. But also, on the other hand, he s someone that nurtures the family values, philanthropy work.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.