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UK police say controlled explosion was precautionary
May 23, 2017 / 1:26 AM / 7 months ago

UK police say controlled explosion was precautionary

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said a controlled explosion carried out near a concert venue in Manchester on Tuesday was done as a precaution, and that the destroyed item turned out to be abandoned clothing, rather than something suspicious.

Police vehicles are seen outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super

At least 19 people were killed and some 50 injured on Monday night after a blast at a concert in the city, which police said was being treated as a terrorist incident.

Writing by David Milliken; Editing by Sandra Maler

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