ISIS claims deadly Manchester attack

ISIS claims deadly Manchester attack

Islamic State group says one of its members carried out last night's attack at Manchester Arena.

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Twenty-two pople, including children, were killed and 59 injured at the Manchester Arena where US musician, Ariana Grande had just performed.

Witnesses described a "huge bomb-like bang" and scenes of panic as young fans rushed out and parents waiting outside searched frantically for their children.

Greater Manchester Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the bomb attack while the attacker set off the "improvised explosive device" and died in the process.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has been talking to journalists about the attack.

"We all feel a sense of abhorrence at the nature of this attack. I'm not alone in saying my kids have been at that venue at that particular time of night. Everybody here has a similar experience concerning the chaos of the event ending, and kids coming out happy and excited. To go there and seek to terrorise those children, young people and their families is the most appalling evil," he said. 

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Meanwhile, tributes continue to pour in for victims' families and those injured in the attacks. See below. 

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