Police Name Manchester Bomber as 22-Year-Old Salman Abedi
Albanian Daily News
Published May 23, 2017

Police identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide bomber who detonated bombs as throngs of teenagers poured out of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people.

The suspect carrying explosives acted as a lone attacker and died in the blast Monday night, which left the wounded and the dead scattered across the arena's bloodied entrance and sent screaming girls running for cover, according to police.

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins named the suspect Tuesday but said that the man's identity had not been yet confirmed by a coroner.

The blast marked the deadliest terror attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings.

A powerful explosion shook part of the cavernous Manchester Arena late Monday as concertgoers streamed out following the American pop star's last song.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack but offered no evidence.

An 8-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman have been named as the first victims of the attack, which has drawn condemnation and horror from around the world as a heinous assault targeting children.

ISIS said on its Telegram channel Tuesday that a "soldier of the caliphate" was able to "plant explosive devices" at the arena, a US counter-terrorism source told CNN. ISIS routinely claims attacks it has no proven links with.

But authorities have discovered no evidence of a link between the attacker and an established terror group, a British counterterrorism official told CNN.

No determination has been on the sophistication of the explosive device or what chemicals were involved, the official said.

On Tuesday evening, hundreds attended a vigil outside Manchester City Hall in honor of the victims.

(Source: CNN)





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