Last night, we were hit with the devastating news that “one of the worst terrorist attacks on the UK” had been committed, when a bomb went off at Ariana Grande’s Manchester leg of her World Tour. The attack is being claimed by member of ISIS as another terrorist attack. Reports have claimed how the bomb detonated in the lobby of the M.E.N Arena, and “nuts and bolts” tore through fans eagerly anticipating the concert.
So far 22 have been confirmed dead, including an 8-year-old girl. And at least 119 have been injured, including 21 other children. Sick supporters of the radicalist group have praised the attack on Twitter, while Ariana and other celebrities have taken to social media to share their condolences.
Grande, said: ‘From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.’ In light of the tragic incident, Grande has postponed her world tour.
Mr. Coats told the senate arms committee that the attack had not yet been verified in association with ISIS, as they “claim responsibility” for every attack of this type. Although a cryptic tweet from an unidentified Twitter account, just hours before the attack, is being investigated – although the account has since been deleted.
Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with anybody affected by the horrific act of violence. And we urge anybody attending events with a high-volume of people, to be extra cautious – and report anything slightly suspicious to the correct authoritative figure.