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Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester arena attack
May 23, 2017 / 11:56 AM / 7 months ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester arena attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram.

Armed police officers stand next to a police cordon outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

“One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of Manchester,” the statement said.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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