Islamic State claims Manchester Blast that killed 22 people

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Islamic State claims Manchester Blast that killed 22 people
Islamic State claims Manchester Blast that killed 22 people

Manchester : Terrorist outfit Islamic State has claimed deadly blast in Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and injured many. 

Nearly 59 people, including children, were injured in the blast that tore through fans leaving American singer Ariana Grande's pop concert.

A 23-year-old man believed to be involved in the dastardly attack was arrested from southern Manchester, the Greater Manchester Police said.

The blast ripped off after the attacker detonated an IED, shortly after Ariana Grande had finished her performance. The lone male attacker died in the blast, the police said.

Leaders from all across the world condemned the attack and vowed to jointly stand against terrorism.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: "Terrible incident in Manchester. My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services."

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while condemning the attack said: "Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with the injured".

US President Donald Trump called those behind the Manchester suicide bombing and other similar attacks "evil losers in life".

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, condemning the attack, said she would convene the Scottish government's Resilience Committee on Tuesday morning to "consider any implications for Scotland".

French President Emmanuel Macron and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas also expressed outrage over the attack.